BRRC Blog Articles

When Teachers or Coaches Bully Students

When Teachers or Coaches Bully Students

By Dru Ahlborg, Bullying Recovery Resource Center Before I delve into this topic, let me first state that the vast majority of teachers, coaches and educators are wonderful people.  Individuals who choose this profession generally do so because they have a vested...

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Upstander trait: Empathy

Upstander trait: Empathy

(it’s a skill we can all work on, especially now!) “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus Finch quote in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. An upstander...

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Gaslighting and Bullying

Gaslighting and Bullying

“Don’t let someone who did you wrong make you think there’s something wrong with you.” –Trent Shelton. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation in which a person or group covertly sews the seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or group, making them...

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Does Your Child’s School Take Bullying Seriously?

Does Your Child’s School Take Bullying Seriously?

Look for the three P’s “Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.” – author unknown There are several pieces of information that I share immediately with almost any parent who contacts BRRC.  One of my recommendations is that parents read the student handbook...

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Covid-19 and Cyberbullying

Covid-19 and Cyberbullying

As an Executive Director for a bullying advocacy and recovery charity, I have read article after article about the increase in cyberbullying.  As our children switched their schooling to exclusively online learning, the bullying left the schoolyards and became more...

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Slow Your Roll – Minimizing Rumors and Gossip

Slow Your Roll – Minimizing Rumors and Gossip

Gossip and rumors are forms of bullying and fall under the category of relational bullying.  In my opinion, this type of bullying can become the most devastating of all.  It is the most difficult to prove and detect and can leave damage that can last much longer than...

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