Taking Action Against School Bullying

“Last fall, the  brutal, unprovoked beating of Zach, an openly gay student at Unioto High School  in Chillicothe, Ohio, made  national headlines when a video of the incident went viral online. Today, the ACLU  is releasing a new video that features Zach and his mom, Becky Collins.  Zach and Becky describe years of unending  discrimination and harassment that Zach experienced at school based on his  perceived sexual orientation.  As the  years went on, the abuse only escalated.   Becky’s pleas to school officials to protect her son were ignored. And then the  videotaped beating occurred and spread like wildfire online, garnering lots of  attention to the challenges lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)  students like Zach face each day they go to school.”

Read the rest of the article here: http://www.aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/victim-brutal-lgbt-bullying-ohio-school-tells-his-story

 

YouthLine Hours

Our youth volunteers are available to answer calls and chat online Monday-Friday from 4-9pm. Our adult crisis workers are available 24/7, so your call will always be answered if you are in need of someone caring and non-judgemental to talk to! Call us at: 1-877-968-8491 (1-877-YOUTH-911), or chat online by clicking on the “click to chat” icon!

Video of the Day – What’s goin on…

You’ve probably already seen this video (over 6.5 million people have) posted by Jonah Mowry, a brave young man sharing his feelings about the bullying he has faced and what it has done to him, but if you haven’t it’s definitely worth watching.  If you have already seen it…watch it again!

How to Fend Off an Attacker

With the constant danger of being mugged or attacked, it’s helpful to know how to protect yourself. Especially important for teen girls, self-defense and quick thinking may save your life. A can of pepper spray or mace is helpful. Also beneficial is this website, watch the video for added entertainment.

 

Filed under: Bullying,Education Opportunities,Harassment — youthline1
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