School Survival

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School gives you panic attacks? There's nothing wrong with you!

Hey there, fellow school survivor! If you're reading this, chances are you've experienced those dreaded panic attacks at school. First things first, take a deep breath and know that you're not alone. We get it, and we're here to let you know that there's absolutely nothing wrong with you. School can be an incredibly stressful […]

Michigan Republicans protect religious bullies - place LGBT kids in danger

There is growing outrage and disgust aimed at a recently passed bill in the Michigan Senate that would allow teachers and students to harass and bully others as long as they can claim their actions are rooted in a "sincerely held religious belief or moral conviction." Wednesday, the Republican-controlled state senate in Michigan passed an […]

1 Ohio school, 4 bullied teens dead by own hand

MENTOR, Ohio – Sladjana Vidovic's body lay in an open casket, dressed in the sparkly pink dress she had planned to wear to the prom. Days earlier, she had tied one end of a rope around her neck and the other around a bed post before jumping out her bedroom window. The 16-year-old's last words, […]

Freedom from Bullying: How a School Can Be a Moral Community

by Peter Gray (originally published here) Many years ago, as part of my early studies of the Sudbury Valley School, I sat in on a school meeting at which the main agenda item had to do with a complaint made about a new student's clothing. A new teenaged enrollee had been coming to school wearing […]

Alternative Schools for GLBT Youth Proposed

For many gay rights activists, 2010 will be the year remembered for ups and downs in the name of advocacy. While the community won many deserved victories in the name of equality, including the beginning steps to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” there were a number of reminders that we have a long way to […]

14-Year-Old Tattooed Against His Will

Investigators Say Group Promised Not To Pick On Boy If He Complied A 14-year-old boy was coerced into getting a tattoo by others who said they wouldn't pick on him at school if he allowed it to happen, police said. Police said that a group of young men enticed the boy to a residence on […]

School Bullying: A Tragic Cost of Forced Schooling and Autocratic School Governance

by Peter Gray Let's say you are 15 years old, or 13, or 11, and for some reason--a reason over which you have no control--you have been singled out by your schoolmates as an object for scorn and humiliation. Every day at school, for you, is another day in hell. You are called "whore," "bitch," […]

Structure of schools contributes to bullying

by Laurie A. Couture I think it is a denial fantasy that the relentless verbal abuse that used to pound through the hallways of the Exeter Area Junior High in 1987 and 1988 have magically disappeared in 2010 at Cooperative Middle School. It's the same school, same hierarchical institution, same oppressive school rules, just in […]

Reasons why I hate my dad

I hate my dad because every time I want to do something on my own, or do something that's just a bit different from normal, he puts me down and treats me like an idiot. He thinks I'm an irresponsible moron, but won't let me do anything that might teach me some responsibility. Every time […]

Why I hate my mom

My mother is insane. Seriously, she has like multiple personalities or something. I hate my mom because she always says I'm spoiled and selfish when I try to do ANYTHING for myself. I dunno, maybe she thinks I should act like I'm her slave and only ever do things for her or something? She always […]

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