The best way that I can describe this blog is that it is as complex as I am. After all, I have many interests, many concerns and a few 'pet peeves'(otherwise known as issues that I am still dealing with) and a thing or two that just simply 'IGNITES' this Czech/German/Polish Temper.
This is where I testify that I am alive and part of the whole world and to save other people from repeating my mistakes and/or bad experiences.
Sandy Hook 12.14.12, never again. www.causes.com/neveragain
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012
No Name-Calling Week Jan 23 - 27; A Week For Young People To Ban Together and End Bullying!
Almost all young people have been victims of bullying.
Bullying is at its worst in 4th through 8th grades. In 2010, 90 percent of students in those grades were reported as victims of bullying.
It happens at home, at school, after school, and online.
Statistics reveal that 54 percent of students reported that witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
Over half, about 56 percent, of all students have witnesses a bullying crime take place while at school.
About 80 percent of all high school students have encountered being bullied in some fashion online.
Well, better late than never. I am so glad that more and more is being done to stop bullying. After all, when I was in elementary school way back in the 60's and 70's, I was teased left and right about my speech, which was misdiagnosed as a speech problem when all it really was a very thick Czech accent, which was the result of spending much of my time with my maternal Grandmother, who never learned to speak English. I only my family knew the truth, I might have been taught how to speak Czech, who knows????
In addition to that, I was also teased, because other kids liked getting me angry. Why; who knows. All I remember was that some how I was to blame that their teasing got me angry, I was told if I stopped getting angry then they would stop teasing me. As if I was to be blamed for being teased. I am sooo Glad that this blaming the victim has ended. Especially since today is-->
Alliances have been forming in schools and colleges across America,
bringing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight allied people
together to stop bullying, homophobia, transphobia and hate. Now, it’s
time to celebrate their work!
Please do your part by calling your senators now and asking
them to support and cosponsor S. 555, the Student Non-Discrimination