Latest from Sherri Gordon

Bullying Prevention Begins With You

Jun 01, 2014 12:00 AM GMT

When people think of bullying, they first think of an educator’s role in bullying prevention. But bullying is not just a school issue. It is an issue that faces the entire community. And parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying....Read More »

Are Selfies a Good Thing?

May 30, 2014 03:07 PM GMT

There has been a lot written about the concept of selfies – the smartphone self-portrait that has become a means of self-expression for teens. Some people worry that it is creating self-centered teens while others say it empowers young girls to learn...Read More »

Schools Under Fire for Not Addressing Bullying

Apr 30, 2014 09:28 PM GMT

Recently, I have received a number of calls regarding school bullying. In general, parents are frustrated with the way in which schools are handling bullying situations. But it’s not just parents in Ohio that are upset. For instance, in March,...Read More »

Victim Blaming Still Prevalent in Bullying Incidents

Mar 28, 2014 02:08 AM GMT

I read and write about bullying every day, and yet I continue to be amazed by what victims and their families experience. For instance, I read an article earlier this month about a boy who was bullied because he carried a “My Little Pony” lunchbox...Read More »

Bullying in College a Growing Issue

Mar 27, 2014 06:31 PM GMT

An article in the Canadian press indicated recently that while cyberbullies are growing up, they are not changing. In fact, according to a team of researchers at Simon Frasier University, cyberbullying is carrying over into the college years at an...Read More »

Being Different Shouldn’t Mean Being Bullied

Feb 28, 2014 12:11 AM GMT

Earlier this month, 11-year-old Michael Morones attempted suicide. Thankfully, the attempt was not successful. But he still has a long recovery ahead of him. Currently, Michael is in the pediatric intensive care unit in a North Carolina hospital with...Read More »

NJ Bill Makes Social Media a Required Course in Middle School

Feb 27, 2014 01:33 PM GMT

In January, the New Jersey Senate passed a bill requiring sixth- through eighth-grade public school students to take a course on “the responsible use of social media.” And experts predict it will likely become law by the 2014-2015 school year. The...Read More »

Classic Bullying Prank Leads to Man’s Death

Jan 31, 2014 08:53 PM GMT

Earlier this month, I read an article about a 33-year-old man who gave his stepfather an “atomic wedgie.” When I first saw the title, I had to read it again. I haven’t heard someone mention an atomic wedgie since junior high school. An atomic wedgie...Read More »

Parents Sue Students and Parents for Cyberbullying

Jan 31, 2014 05:43 PM GMT

Recently, parents of a 16-year-old Texas girl announced that they are suing the kids that cyberbullied her. In fact, they are suing all seven of the cyberbullies for libel and suing their parents for negligence. The couple’s daughter, who is a student...Read More »

Moving Can Open Kids Up to Bullying

Jan 24, 2014 12:02 AM GMT

Recently, my kids’ school district announced that it would be realigning the attendance boundaries. What this means for my family is that my youngest child, who will be entering middle school in the fall, could be uprooted and moved to a new school,...Read More »

Enhancing Emotional Intelligence May Be Key to Bullying Prevention

Jan 03, 2014 03:20 PM GMT

I read a really interesting article this month on emotional intelligence, or EQ, as some people call it. In the article, the author lists 14 ways you can determine if you are an emotionally intelligent person including everything from being curious about...Read More »

Helping Your Teen Manage Instagram and the Emotions It Causes

Dec 28, 2013 11:10 PM GMT

It’s a Friday night and my 13-year-old daughter has decided to spend the night in. It’s snowing and we are excited to be in our pajamas, watching a movie and eating popcorn. When our movie ends, she reaches for her phone. “Don’t get on Instagram,”...Read More »

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