Hero – Superchick
Bullying is the number 1 reason for teenage suicide
HERO : Moral excellence
Courage Nobility Strength
Heroes take on many forms. Many times we are not aware of how our lives impact other people, for good or bad. Sometimes just a kind word or smile can make a difference, in someone’s life more than you can imagine.
”Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~Leo Buscaglia
Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart. ~From the television show My So-Called Life
“Be a Hero” Spread kindness one person at a time. Pay it forward and you will change the world. Perhaps you asked someone that was alone to join you or your group of friends. Perhaps you are an "unsung" hero. Tell us your story. Learn who unsung heroes are. We will pick a hero, publish your story, (no real names of course), send you gifts and donate a book to your school or public library in your honor.
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Bullying happens when someone keeps doing or saying things to hurt another person or to have power over them. The most important thing to remember is that it is never the fault of the person being bullied.
What You Can Do If You Are Being Bullied
You have every right to feel safe and secure in school and out. Most schools have rules and a policy against bullying and will take your complaint seriously. Many states have laws against bullying. Breaking the silence is a very important part in fighting back against bullying.
If You See or Know someone who is bullied
Cyber bullying is online social cruelty, using cell phones and the internet to humiliate, harass, embarrass or taunt someone with words or images. It may include social-emotional threats, name calling, rumors or threats of violence. What should you do if this happens to you or someone you know?
Click here to find out more about cyber-bullying.
Technology, cell phone and computers can be enormous tools. It offers companionship and lets you feel “connected” but t it can also make you feel frightened and overly exposed. You really need to think before you post any pictures on social networks or text messages.
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For more information contact:
Andrew W. Donofrio (Drew)
Detective Lieutenant - Computer Crimes Unit
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
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What You Should Know About Cliques
People might think it's better to belong to a clique than to be excluded; many times people in cliques end up dealing with lots of pressures and rules. They start to worry about whether they'll continue to be “in” or whether they'll be dropped. After a while, they may begin to realize that true friends wouldn't be so bossy or demanding.
Cliques aren’t just for girls. Guys form cliques too- usually around a sport, computer game, type of clothing or music. They can be as mean as girls about excluding others from the group.
Be proactive. Speak to your teacher, guidance counselor or any adult you trust about starting a school safety committee or anti-bullying task force. Click here for information about products and services