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19 July 2021
Educators are taking lessons in how to help students that are experiencing technology addictions. Teachers are given the tools to address behavioral addictions that stem from video and online games, apps, and social m...
Deutsche Welle (DW)
Nawar Al Mir Ali
26 December 2020
To help Syrian women facing the threat of "sextortion" – harassment based on threats to expose women's nude photos – Gardenia magazine's It Is Your Right campaign has encouraged 1,100 women to come forward to sue thei...
25 November 2020
Pakistan's only church for transgender Christians has given its members the safety, acceptance, and joy they are often denied in the conservative, predominantly Muslim country. Called the First Church of Eunuchs – the...
8 October 2020
Los Angeles, California, United States
Responding to growing attacks on Asian Americans, based on racist reactions to the pandemic, one young woman self-published a handbook, "How to Report a Hate Crime," in multiple languages. Though limited funding kept ...
24 March 2020
Sokolov, Czech Republic
Students and teachers in the Czech Republic are learning what it takes to reduce bullying in their schools. Elementary school Lada Jelasicova students reported well below the national average as having experienced bul...
23 October 2019
River Hills, Wisconsin, United States
A school in Wisconsin requires that students sit in assigned seats, alongside teachers, during lunch. School administrators hope this will reduce student anxiety, help students develop social skills, and improve schoo...
8 March 2019
Coaches and players around the world are using sports to teach boys about masculinity and the importance of integrity, both on and off the field. From cricket in India to rugby in Fiji, games are used as a foundation ...
13 February 2019
Salem, Oregon, United States
When a teenager at a high school in Salem, Oregon began expressing threatening sentiments online, the community stepped in to help rather than punish the student. Through assessing the threat and then partnering him w...
18 January 2019
In Japan, an organization called New Start employs women that help men who are withdrawn from society. These men, called hikikomori, are often experiencing mental health issues, and cannot leave their homes. That’s wh...
24 December 2018
Using play-based learning and positive communication lessons, an organization called Right to Play helps school children in Pakistan act less violently toward their peers. The program, which is now replicated in 18 co...
17 November 2018
Colorado, United States
In Colorado voters approved spending money from marijuana tax sales on education. As much as $2 million is distributed to Colorado schools to spend on evidence-based anti-bullying programs. “Usually it means getting...
16 October 2018
Over 15 Minutes
A unique issue in Japan is that of the “Hikikomori” – men who have totally withdrawn from society, often as a response to bullying, depression, or trauma. The NGO, New Start, offers a “rental sister” program, which pr...
5 October 2018
Durango, Colorado, United States
To address the wellbeing of students, schools must foster healthy relationships and trust. Schools in Durango, Colorado, have implemented Sources of Strength, a national program aimed at reducing the risk of suicide, ...
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
20 July 2018
Seeley Lake, Montana, United States
In Montana, an elementary school is changing the dynamics around bullying and suicide through the Say Something Assembly program, which helps create an environment for students to feel safe and empowered to speak up. ...
14 May 2018
Galt, California, United States
Assigning students to Harry-Potter-style "houses" in primary and secondary schools dissolves differences and decreases disciplinary rates, according to a school in California that successfully launched the system. Adm...
Christian Science Monitor
14 February 2018
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
All-female police units in Jaipur are patrolling hotspots for sexual harassment and gender-based violence, such as bus stops and parks. Among the first in India, these units, as well as all-women police stations, are ...
23 January 2018
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Over 15 Minutes
As part of an anti-bullying campaign in 1,400 Toronto elementary schools, teachers are bringing infants to the front of the classroom. Instructors ask students to identify the babies' feelings and emotions with the go...
11 August 2017
Delaware, United States
In Finland, an anti-bullying program that focuses on the whole class rather than individual bullies and victims and provides students with the space to discuss unresolved issues has been proven highly effective. Sever...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
6 May 2017
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
The Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence in Quebec has expanded rapidly, becoming a model for programs around the world. What sets it apart from projects in Europe and the United States is t...
27 January 2017
Pittsfield, New Hampshire, United States
Schools nationwide are dealing with the ramifications of social media and cyber bullying. Pittsfield Middle High School in New Hampshire has created a new elective, “Drop the Drama,” where students discuss bullying an...
12 December 2016
Sexual violence is a huge problem in India. The mobile apps and online maps created in response aren’t helping. Why? The tools are unreliable, not integrated with government services, and don’t address the cultural dy...
1 July 2016
Under 800 Words
Finland is tackling bullying with a national prevention program known as KiVa. In addition to classroom lessons and other resources, the program uses computer games to teach kids what they can do if they see bullying ...
13 April 2016
Maryland, United States
Teachers do not know how to help or understand unaccompanied minors fleeing from Central America, suffering from complex trauma. Montgomery County Public Schools asked the Compadre Network to train educators in a cour...
26 August 2014
Seattle, Washington, United States
Incoming students are more likely to submit to hazing if they fear being ostracized. Link Crew is a national program that teaches upperclassman during the summer to connect with freshman throughout the year, changing ...
15 May 2014
Santa Monica, California, United States
Harassment on the internet is more accepted but just as harmful as it is in person. RiotGames, a game publisher, decreased abuse by enabling its gaming members to decide and enforce community norms.
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