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It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World

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It Gets Better: Atheists for a Bully-free World

Atheists for a Bully-free World

Members: 22
Latest Activity: Apr 13

Welcome to It Gets Better

Bullying and teen suicide are nothing new, but in recent years we have become increasingly aware of the damage bullying does ― to both children and adults alike ― with what seems to be a sudden spike in teen suicides related to being bulled.

 

The death of a child, particularly at his or her own hands, is never acceptable. It is a blight on human society that schools do not do more to prevent this, that parents can raise their children to be mean and spiteful to others, and that bullied kids don't have a support system on which they can rely when they are faced with feelings of despair and isolation.

 

The content of this group will undoubtedly be difficult to deal with. It is painful to see children ostracized from their peers, and made to feel as if they don't matter or don't belong. Of course, bullying is not confined to schools, either. Many adults experience bullying at home or in the workplace as well. All these issues will be explored in this group. 

 

 

 

ONGOING THREADS
In Memoriam: Remembering the Victims of Bullying
Coping with Bullying: Videos, News, and PSAs

 

EXTERNAL LINKS
StopBullying.gov
It Gets Better Project
It Gets Better Project - Official YouTube Channel
The Trevor Project
Jared Story.com
Bullying Education.org
Bullycide in America
Respect U
The Price of Hate
Kindness Above Malice
School Bullying Council
Parent's Guide to Preventing and Responding to Bullying

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Comment by Chris on April 13, 2017 at 6:29am

Please see the following link on another A/U thread.

http://atheistuniverse.net/forum/topics/human-banner?commentId=6381...

Comment by Chris on August 30, 2016 at 7:24am

I think that if you live in some kind of hick, predudice town the best thing to do is move.

I couldn't believe how oppressive it was to move from the San Francisco bay area to N.E. Oregon with the crazy Church People there.

They hated me and felt free to express it because I didn't belong to their kookie new age church.

There were people there who hadn't been more than 15 miles from home.

I would call that the true definition of hell.

Comment by Chris on August 30, 2016 at 7:18am

As an Atheist in a Evangelical Christian Area I was an outcast. A co-worker said to me that I was a chicken with a ribon around my neck, meaning that I was different from the other birds and was pecked on.

Comment by Chris on August 30, 2016 at 7:14am

I have been bullied for being a non-believer.

When living in a religious community I don't think it get's better.

I can relate to being beaten for not believing.

Comment by A Former Member on March 3, 2013 at 5:03pm

Hope they catch that SOB.

Comment by Adriana on March 3, 2013 at 4:23pm

A woman from Mesquite, Texas claims she was beaten to the point of unconsciousness after defending her son from a group of bullies. She fears she was attacked because she was a lesbian.

Sondra Scarber, 27, and her partner of three years, Hillary Causey, have been raising Causey’s four-year-old son, Jaxon; they took him to a playground on February 17, where a group of older boys began to pick on him.

Scarber told the bullies to leave Jaxon alone and confronted the father. According to Causey, the father became enraged when he realized that Scarber — who has short hair and was dressed in baggy clothes — was a woman and that she and Causey were lesbians.

WFAA reports:

“When he walked up thinking it was father and mom with the kid, he wasn’t as angry,” said Causey, 26, “but then when he figured out it was a female, he got like super pissed, and I don’t know why.”

She said the man punched and kicked Scarber repeatedly, hurling homophobic slurs at her while she lay on the ground, unconscious.

“He was like, ‘well if you think you’re a man… I’m going to treat you like a man,’” Causey said. “All she kept saying was, ‘I’m a female. I’m a female…’ She never even had time to take her hands out of pockets to try and block herself.”

- See more at: http://www.queerty.com/lesbian-mom-beaten-unconscious-for-defending...
Comment by A Former Member on November 7, 2012 at 12:14am
Comment by Adriana on June 22, 2012 at 2:12pm

Sometimes kids really don't realize that they can be very cruel. These guys are owning up to what they did, they won't be bullies again. Another silver lining. 

Comment by Michel on June 22, 2012 at 2:07pm

Police say the four boys who tormented the 68-year-old on a school bus in upstate New York earlier this week have taken responsibility for their actions. 

That's four less little bullies, I'm sure.

Comment by Neal on June 4, 2012 at 3:19pm

Sounds like family.

 

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