Tag Archives: Bullying

Football Fumbles

It’s fall. Pumpkins and cider. Foliage and sweaters. And football. While the NFL struggles with its own public relations nightmares— accusations of child abuse and domestic violence, here in New Jersey incidents involving the sport are grabbing headlines. In Sayreville, … Continue reading

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Fighting Bullies, Welcoming the Araboolies!

You wouldn’t have heard of Boolanoola unless you’ve read The Araboolies of Liberty Street. This is the rambunctious ball game that caused General Pinch, the mean bully and dictator of Liberty Street to call in the army. The story, a … Continue reading

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Bullying & Books

Imagine this conversation: “What did you do in school today?” “Reading, gym, Spanish, bullying.”  Anti-bullying is the latest curriculum addition, becoming mandated in school districts around the country. Everyone grows up being bullied in some way. Teased about clothing, looks, … Continue reading

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