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Are The Apps Your Child Using Dangerous?

January 24, 2015

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As an educator and parent of two teenagers with smart phones,  I am acutely aware there are apps out there that are dangerous and easily accessible to them. It’s not that I  think the creators of these apps are purposely out to harm our children but  I realize any app can be dangerous in the wrong […]

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The Bully Effect, Documentary Today!

February 27, 2013

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    AC360 special documentary: The Bully Effect Tomorrow night at 10 pm we are joining the organization Stop Bullying: Speak Up, Cartoon Network, CNN, and AC360,  as Anderson Cooper 360 airs their special, “The Bully Effect.” Check out “The Bully Effect.” This special is looking at the lives of the people featured in the movie Bully and […]

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Did You Know Social Media and Breathing Are One In The Same For Teen Girls?

February 6, 2013

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Did you know social media is just as important as breathing for most teenage girls? It’s true! Girls are relationally wired. Relationships with their peers are one of the most important things to them. Social media has opened wide new avenues for teen girls to “relate” or communicate with each other. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram […]

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Meanamorphosis, Do You Believe There Is Such A Thing?

November 29, 2012

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Meanamorphosis, are you familiar with this word? Did you know, Mean doesn’t just happen. It is a specific, strategic and purposeful plan of attack. Is there such a thing as Meanamorphosis? I think yes! “What is It?”  Good question. Meanamorphosis: is a marked change in appearance, character, condition or function using meanness as a weapon to inflict damage. Take a good look […]

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Football Players At Queen Creek High School Stand Up For A Bullied Special-Needs Student

November 7, 2012

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  If you ever doubted you could make a difference by a simple act of kindness, think again.  This story is such a sweet reminder, our actions carry substantive weight. How incredibly wonderful it is to see thoughtful actions of teenagers having a positive influence. Chy Johnson is a freshman at Queen Creek High School. […]

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The Effects of Bullying, A True Story

October 31, 2012

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  I received a letter in my message box on Facebook shortly after I announced The Mean Girl Extinction Project – an anti-bully campaign Jordan and I started. As I read the letter, my stomach began to churn. I had no idea this friend from high school had such a terrible experience. We messaged back and fourth […]

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How Do I Stand Up To A Bully When The Bully Is My Friend?

October 28, 2012

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The Mean Girl Extinction Project.  Dear Josh is a page on the blog where Josh;  Jordan and I (Shaylene) answer teen’s questions about bullying from the perspective of a teen/parent. Below is our Dear Josh. I wanted to share it with you. You can also find it on our bully blog (Still in process of completion) at […]

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