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How to Stand Up to Discrimination & Bullying

Current Events & News, Who We Are | 11/15/2016

Lauren Sandherr Digital Strategist

Lauren executes digital marketing strategies in an effort to bring awareness to current education issues.

Bullying and discrimination are nothing new to schools, but we are horrified by the significant increase in incidents since the general election. In K-12 schools and colleges across the country, students and teachers are reporting numerous incidents of students being harassed and intimidated because of their race, religion, nation of origin, gender, sexual orientation, and more. We strongly believe that diversity should be cherished and fostered in schools and that schools are often a safe haven for students, which is why these incidents are so disturbing. 

Discrimination and bullying of any kind should not be tolerated - by anyone, ever. We urge everyone, from you all the way up to our elected officials, to denounce this intolerable behavior and work to ensure schools are a safe place where diversity is cultivated. 

If your child or anyone you know is experiencing bullying, discrimination, or other hateful acts, here are some resources on how to respond and react:

 

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  • Children feel awfully brave when they have grafitti or the internet to hide behind
    Lisa Ziccardi

    November 17, 2016 11:43 PM

  • Bullying to children is getting worse and cannot be excepted
    Gwen E. Epperson

    November 18, 2016 3:24 AM

  • I stand firmly against discrimination of all kinds, including sexual orientation and gemder, and ethnic . As the President, you help set the tone of the country . I ask you to condemned this behavior as it is not consistent with the values of our country. The children need to hear this from you now.
    Judy Murray

    November 18, 2016 6:48 AM

  • STOP the bullying now!
    Deborah El Majdoubi

    November 18, 2016 11:44 AM

  • It's not fair that young & children become a target for BULLYING...and this MUST STOP.
    Emmie Casano

    November 18, 2016 5:09 PM

  • My sister told me her little grandson came home from school and said another child told him he had to leave the US.
    Shirley Brown

    November 18, 2016 7:51 PM

  • We have to stop this new generation from repeating past mistakes
    GABRIELA GUTIERREZ

    November 18, 2016 8:20 PM

  • If you stand by and do nothing to stop it you are a bully also. Don't allow it!
    Illeana Crisanto

    November 19, 2016 5:28 AM

  • Let's teach our kids to be better human beings, stand together, work hard to achieve their dreams and goals.
    Angelica Iniguez

    November 19, 2016 6:10 AM

  • Really race hating real talk this is not the 50's we not gonna take all this they better think about what they doing.
    Leslie

    November 19, 2016 12:25 PM

  • Do not fail our children, Mr. Trump.
    Shirley A Roggen

    November 19, 2016 6:05 PM

  • Stop the violence and harassment!?
    Polly Tayser

    November 19, 2016 6:29 PM

  • We more than "stop it" from trump.
    Shelly Mathews

    November 20, 2016 8:09 AM

  • I am totally offended by the acts of violence directed towards children because of nothing that's there fault. None of us asks to be who we are! Please stop the violence
    Jackie E. JOHNSON

    November 20, 2016 11:12 AM

  • No more bullying !
    Donna Graham

    November 20, 2016 12:05 PM

  • Our children deserve better. Stop the hate.
    Janet Finke

    November 21, 2016 7:44 PM

  • Not enough parents and schools are doing enough to stop this. Too many beautiful children taking their own lives. It should be talked about monthly, at home and at school.
    Ms debra a childers

    November 21, 2016 8:29 PM

  • They should make it a crime too.
    Ms debra a childers

    November 21, 2016 8:30 PM

  • Bullying is Never ok!
    Bonny Jones

    November 22, 2016 11:15 AM