Q:Do you have plans to improve education for LGBT students? Making sure schools are safe from bullying by teaching kids that there is nothing wrong with being gay. Possibly using a safe zone program of some sort, that allows youth to speak to a counselor and work through their feelings about their gender and sexuality. It could also be a safe place for children to come out to their parents. So they are less likely to grow up with repressed feelings of inadequacy and self hatred.
The President hosted the first-ever White House Summit on bullying prevention. The President, the First Lady and the entire Administration are committed to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to learn and thrive in the classroom. You can check out the President’s It Gets Better video here.
As a mom, I know what it’s like to worry about whether my child was safe while she was at school. Sharing best practices helps ensure all children are protected.
Learn more at StopBullying.gov.
Thanks for the shout out! Learn more about bullying prevention and LGBT communities here.
For a number of reasons, people can approach the issue of bullying with apathy and skepticism. They may feel it is not an important issue because they don’t have personal experiences with bullying or don’t recognize when it happens in their communities. Or they may view bullying as typical and expected behavior, or a developmental “rite of passage” for young people.
However, it is possible for a person’s apathy and skepticism to shift into awareness, conviction, compassion, and action. This was the case with Mike Sousane when he became involved as a peer mentor with the You Have the Power! Bullying Prevention Peer Education Project (YHTP!) through his local high school. Read more: http://www.stopbullying.gov/blog/2014/07/21/maryland-teen-proves-you-have-power-make-difference
Excited. Nervous. Scared. Going away to camp can bring about a variety of feelings. Whether it’s sports camp, adventure camp, or music camp, most camps are equipped to understand and address bullying. Read our bullying prevention tips to learn more about bullying prevention and camp!
Sometimes simply being there for a friend who is going through a tough time can make all the difference. Learn more about how you can make a difference in bullying prevention.
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