Hundreds of parents and concerned citizens poured into a meeting last week at Short Pump Middle School to discuss a video of students on the school’s football team sexually bullying black teammates.
A 2017 survey of Idaho high school students lists bullying, substance abuse, and suicidal thoughts—issues strongly affected by character—as the top problems plaguing the state’s youth.
Research from the United Kingdom shows that young people bully each other online because they think of the Internet as a place of no rules, where they are free to do whatever they want—and because they can easily conceal their identity.
A recent study by the British think tank Demos reveals some eye-opening statistics about cyberbullying, an increasing trend that many believe is driven by new technologies and an erosion of character and morality among teens, which can be resisted through intentional character-formation lessons and technology use.
Carroll County Public Schools’ Winfield Elementary School launched an anti-bullying campaign that’s designed to instill kindness and compassion among young students, skills lost with the erosion of character education in American schools.
I think of character as “values made manifest” through human behavior. On the one hand, we hold in our hearts certain aspirations for our behavior. We may aim to be kind, just, and reverent. But how do we bring these aspirations to life through our actions?
Iowa Girl Scout Nicole Frisbie knows what it’s like to face bullies, and she doesn’t want young students to face the harassment alone.
Defusing bullying by practicing the virtuous habits of kindness, empathy, patience, and forgiveness.
A new study confirms the link between children who are bullied and mental health issues later in life, and many of the proposed remedies focus more on the effects rather than the cause of the problem.