October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Beyond the Labels: Exploring the Mental Effects of High School Cliques standard

High school, often depicted as a time of discovery and growth, is also a landscape rife with social dynamics and hierarchies. One of the most prominent aspects of high school culture is the formation of cliques—exclusive groups that often dictate social interactions and identities. While cliques may seem innocuous on the surface, the mental effects they can have on individuals within and outside these groups are profound and far-reaching. Let’s delve into the complexities of high school cliques and their impact on mental well-being. At their core, cliques are social structures that serve to create a sense of belonging and identity for their members. Whether based on shared interests, hobbies, or perceived social status, cliques provide a sense of camaraderie ...

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Anonymous Bullying Reporting Helps Students and Administrators image

BRIM Anti-Bullying Software has seen an extremely significant increase in the number of bullying incidents reported in December 2021 and in January 2022. At BRIM Anti-Bullying Software, we are also getting increased reports from bullied students directly reaching out to BRIM from schools that are not BRIM clients, which is heartbreaking. Middle and high school students so desperate for help they are searching the Internet to get someone to listen to them…… Not a single school day passes without BRIM staffers calling school administrators on behalf of these students’ plight. Many of the school’s we contact reply with highly questionable responses to the information we are sharing. Shockingly many school administrators are dismissive, uninterested and cannot seem to be bothered ...

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Is Name Calling Bullying? image

In a recent call with a school administrator, they mentioned to me that they weren’t interested in tracking name calling incidents, didn’t consider name calling bullying and wouldn’t want students  that call other students names labelled as bullies. Now, one of the great parts of my job is that I get to speak with motivated and dedicated school administrators all around the world every single day! In this rare instance though, I was a bit taken a back. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is a lie! This couldn’t be more the case than with young students who have yet to fully develop a sense of self. From the perspective of a mature ...

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