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Reasons to give thanks: Real progress on anti-bulling
As we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey this year, we are grateful for
the progress that's been made to preserve the effectiveness of anti-bulling. Parents teachers, schools and government agencies have
taken important steps this year to curb bullying against our youth.
For some children, the scariest thing they will do all day is go to
school. Each day, over 100,000 students miss school because they are
afraid to tell their caregivers, “I’m the target of bully, and I don’t
know what to do.” Educators and parents must unite and teach them the
skills necessary to know when to stand up for themselves, and when to
ask for help. Although there are severe cases of bullying, most
situations can be remedied by gentle but persistent adult intervention.
Summer is here and you are probably gearing up for at least a little
time spent relaxing and vacationing with family and friends. At BWTE, we
look forward to summer too because it means the launch of our annual "i
Am Esteem" Day event and we’d like you to join us.
I Am Esteem Day:
Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (PST)
A global day celebrating diversity all around the
world focusing on the achievements of our youth today, tomorrow and
forever. I Am Esteem Day, will draw attention to the greatest civil
rights fight of the 21st century: the need to provide every child with
access to a life free from bullying and stamp out peer pressure.
In the days since Martin left the Dolphins’ training complex in
disgust over what he said was continuous and over-the-top hazing by
Incognito and others, America
has found itself in a debate over the definition of modern manhood,
pitting the primacy of old warrior codes against evolving social
expectations around bullying and cruel joshing. As the NFL
probes the Dolphins’ locker room culture and, more broadly, the
league’s views on hazing, the incident has reverberated across the
country, at a time when basketball, European soccer, and now American
football have become embroiled in controversies around cultural, racial,
and gender sensitivities. Many have rushed to Incognito’s defense, blaming Martin for
failing to resolve the matter inside the locker room, and for not just
punching back twice as hard at Incognito to assert dominance.
“If Incognito did offend him racially, that's something you have to
handle as a man!” one anonymous NFL-er told Sport Illustrated’s Ji…