Don’t Feed The Trolls

Written by Jenn Sadai Anyone who spends a significant amount of time voicing their opinions on social media knows how it feels to be confronted by an angry internet troll. You innocently share your thoughts with the world only to have a stranger persistently argue or insult you without any direct provocation. Most often, it leads to personal attacks on your character or appearance, and the only way to get it to stop is by blocking the person. Internet trolls {Read More}

Cyber-Bullying

Written by Ciara Buck Children are the world’s future, they are our future. Their minds are like sponges and they learn more than we think by watching, watching people like you and me. There is a difference in kids today and kids in prior years. That difference is not in us it’s in society, technology. Believe it or not the world runs on technology and kids run on social media. Social media and youth suicide are very much linked together. {Read More}

Cyber Bullying In Fandoms

Written By Vicki Tiller Being part of an online community is great, especially when you share the love of a particular thing and this can be anything from a television show, film, musical band, book or just about anything really. I am part of a fandom (a community brought about by the shared love of something especially in TV, music and film) who all shared the love of a particular television programme. The rewards for being part of that fandom {Read More}

Woman vs Woman

Normally, I love social media and feel blessed to be a part of a positive and vocal worldwide community. In the past few years, I’ve met many strong and empowering women on Facebook and Twitter.  I’m inspired when I see these women supporting and encouraging one another. I was exceptionally proud of those who chose to get involved in the women’s march, because millions of women put outside their personal differences and agendas to support the universal rights of all {Read More}

Emery Awards 2016 at Hetrick-Martin Institute

Recently, December 7th, 2016, Bullies Keep Out attended the 30th Annual Hetrick-Martin Institute Emery Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. The theme of this year’s event was Help us Imagine a better future for LGBTQ youth and the LGBTQ community. The awards celebrate the power of imagine and its leaders. Bob Harper, fitness expert and Host of The Biggest Loser, hosted the amazing event. The HMI Emery Awards honored Hollywood legend George Takei, Rob Smith, and Facebook. The night also consisted of {Read More}

If You Don’t Have Something Nice to Say…

Written by Jenn Sadai I find myself reciting those words, “Be the Bigger Person,” in my head quite often. So many people, especially on social media, are quick to judge and attack without warning. Although my intent is always to spread kindness, I am opinionated about politics and social issues that affect the world we live in. I openly share my thoughts on certain subjects and it’s never my intention to offend anyone who disagrees with me. However, having a {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}

Violence Doesn’t Solve Anything

Written by Jenn Sadai There is a well-known Martin Luther King quote that begins, “Hate begets hate, violence begets violence.” It’s an old quote yet its value rings just as true today. In fact, there are countless quotes and clichés based on the principle that violence only causes more violence, yet it seems to be so many people’s first reaction whenever they are physically assaulted. Someone pushes you around, so you push back. One country attacks another, and war breaks {Read More}

Why Victims Stay Silent

Victims don’t choose to be abused or bullied. They are not trying to seek attention or cause trouble for someone else. They are not asking to be insulted, raped or beaten. So, why do we treat them that way? It’s heartbreaking to see victims of bullying, rape, and abuse doubted and demoralized on social media once they finally muster enough courage to speak out. It takes a lot of guts to confront a bully, especially if the person you’re accusing {Read More}

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