Let The Haters Go!

Written by Jenn Sadai     I’m writing this article as much for myself as it is for everyone else. I have haters who sometimes get inside my head and wreak havoc. I used to spend so much time thinking about the people who were rooting for my failure and I wasn’t focused on all of the people who were cheering for my success.  The happier I am and the more successful I become, the more my haters try to {Read More}

BKO Celebrity Activism Series: Clayne Crawford inspires us to #BeTheChange

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi The truth is that many of us are born into privilege in some way – whether it be geography, race, gender –  and we need to understand what that means not only for our own lives but how it impacts others in ways we may not even realize. Poverty, injustice and inequality won’t end unless those who have privilege begin to understand the {Read More}

6th Grader B. Wright Stands Up For the LGBTQ Community & Bullying In A Big Way: She Will Not Be Silenced

Written by B. Wright I am a 6th Grader living in Florida. Over the past few years I have personally noticed a recurring issue that is unfortunately affecting countless of innocent people who don’t deserve this treatment. I had originally started this letter with the intention to present it to my peer counseling class, which is an elective class that teaches us all about kindness, how to work together with others, and basically get along in a world where not {Read More}

Why Sexual Assault is Acceptable: Do Not Let The Title Fool You

  Written by Jenn Sadai           As a woman who has been sexual assaulted by various men throughout her life, it breaks my heart that it’s more than just tolerated, it’s actually accepted. The #MeToo movement may have taken down its share of powerful men, but they were only the tip of the iceberg. Countless other well-known men have long lists of accusers, including the President of the United States, and justice is not even being {Read More}

Carly Pope Takes A Stand

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Carly Pope is known to many as not only a wonderful actress, but a woman with a very big heart for causes. She is constantly doing good both online and offline. Carly is one of Bullies Keep Out first celebrity advocates, and we are honored to have her as part of the BKO family. We are grateful for all the support she has shown, and a big advocate for the causes we encompass. I chatted with Carly {Read More}

Marine and Army Vet Takes On Bullying And Suicide Awareness

Interview by Dana Jacoviello James Salsman, a Marine and Army Vet, actor, cancer survivor, and one of our Bullies Keep Out advocates sat down to chat about his extensive experience with bullying and suicide awareness. Check out what he had to say below: Dana Jacoviello: To begin, have you ever personally experienced any form of bullying or any form of hate in your life? James Salsman: Yes, I was bullied as a kid growing up. I was bullied from elementary {Read More}

Six Tips for Taming a Bully

Written by Jenn Sadai If you’re being bullied or have ever been bullied, the idea of taming a bully probably seems impossible. They’re relentless with their insults and abuse, so it’s hard to envision the bully being willing to stop. Although these tips won’t work on every bully, they are probably your best hope of subduing their verbal and physical attacks.   1) Sympathy Soothes – Most victims don’t realize that bullies are also insecure. They think they’ll feel better {Read More}

We’re at War with Ourselves

Written by Jenn Sadai Our world is at war. We’re fighting each other on every front. From segregation and discrimination to racially targeted murders, from gender inequality to domestic violence, from religious activists to deadly terrorists, the battle grounds are spread worldwide. This is the reality of our world. Every country feels they need to protect themselves from every other nationality. We’re told at a young age, we must fight to preserve our way of life, our freedom. Society has {Read More}

Don’t Bully this Body!

Written by Jenn Sadai Discussions about rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment are finally getting some media attention! Talking about any type of sexual exploitation has traditionally been something people considered taboo. Women suffered in silence because they blamed themselves for the man’s behavior, which meant men got away with it, over and over again. In a twisted way, one politician’s disgusting and degrading comments have publicly started a necessary conversation. Although I wish I hadn’t heard the horrible things {Read More}

The Aftermath Of Being Bullied

If someone physically assaults you, there’s usually evidence of the attack. There’s a noticeable mark that will heal with time. Unfortunately, the physical consequences of bullying are minor compared to the emotional pain that’s left behind. Being bullied leaves deep, emotional scars whether any physical harm actually occurred. The taunts and insults stick with the victim and manifest into self-doubt or even self-hatred. What the bully may interpret as harmless teasing can have a serious impact on someone’s self-esteem. Most {Read More}

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