Bullying Facts, Bullying Statistics

Bullying Facts, Bullying Statistics:   Bullied victims are 7 to 9 % more likely to consider suicide according to a study by Yale University. Studies in Britain have found half of the suicides among youth related to bullying. According to a study by ABC News over 30,000 children stay home every day due to the fear of being bullied. Bullying can be related to physical, emotional, cyberbullying, and sexting, i.e. circulating nude or suggestive pictures or messages about of a person.   The Urban Institute’s study on bullying showed 17 % of students reported being victims of cyberbullying, 41 % victims of physical bullying, and 15 % experienced different kinds. The types and rates of bullying varied according to gender in this study. About 50 % of girls experienced psychological bullying, and 45 percent males physical bullying.   The Center For Disease Control reported that students that experience bullying are twice as likely to suffer from various problems. These include depression, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and trouble adjusting to school. They are twice as likely to get stomach-aches and headaches.   The National Center for Educational Statistics reports that in 2014 1 of 3 students reported being bullied during the school year. In the National Crime Victimization Survey of 2014 about 64.5 % reported incidents that occurred twice in the year. About 18.5 % reported incidents reported bullying twice a month, and 7.8 % reported bullying being bullied daily.   According to another study, by J. Anderson, Many students reported bullying that involved being made fun of and called names. Other methods of bullying were having rumors spread about them,...

The power of hope?

The power of hope?   One reason I changed my last name to AtHope to mean “At” “Hope” a state of being I live in and I wish for others.   According to the Kirsten Weir with the American Psychological Association, “Hope is associated with many positive outcomes, including greater happiness, better academic achievement and even lowered risk of death. It’s a necessary ingredient for getting through tough times, of course, but also for meeting everyday goals. Everyone benefits from having hope — and psychologists’ research suggests almost anyone can be taught to be more hopeful. “Hope doesn’t relate to IQ or to income,” says psychologist Shane Lopez, Ph.D., a senior scientist at Gallup and author of the 2013 book “Making Hope Happen.” “Hope is an equal opportunity resource.” What precisely is hope? Most psychologists who study the feeling favor the definition developed by the late Charles R. Snyder, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Kansas and a pioneer of hope research. His model of hope has three components: goals, agency, and pathways. Put simply, “agency” is our ability to Ph.D.shape our lives — the belief that we can make things happen, and the motivation to reach a desired outcome. The pathways are how we get there — the routes and plans that allow us to achieve the goal, whether that’s adopting a child, finding a better job, surviving a hurricane or just losing a few pounds. Unsurprisingly, optimism and hope are closely related. Even during the darkest days of her adoption struggle, the ever-optimistic James-Enger never stopped being hopeful. “I’m definitely a glass-half-full type — maybe even...

I love H.O.M.E. “Honor, Open, Motivate, & Embrace”

I love H.O.M.E.   Honor, Open, Motivate, & Embrace   Honor:   “Treat others with honor respecting their dignity.”   Open:   “Be open and strive to offer acceptance, understanding, and support of others.”   Motivate:   “Strive to inspire others to their best and be a guiding light of hope, knowledge, and kindness.”   Embrace: “Show friendliness, express a value conscious and not value blindness, demonstrate a heart of compassion and a love for humanity wishing for the universal betterment of the world as well as are fully living a support for human...

“Damien, I have a question, can something come from nothing?”

Can Something Come From Nothing “Damien, I have a question, can something come from nothing?” – Questioner My response, that sounds like a physics question, not simply a philosophy one as if reality demonstrates it can like quantum physics I believe then it does not matter if as a logic hypothesis one would tend to think it may not. But without science we may believe in all kinds of errors we assume are very logical like how we think when we are standing still we are in no way moving but the earth is spinning and thus we are in error thinking no movement is occurring, thus needing a physics answer not simply a philosophy answer that we assume is logical. “Physics from Ancient Greek: φυσική (ἐπιστήμη) phusikḗ (epistḗmē) “knowledge of nature”, from φύσις phúsis “nature” is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion and behavior through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. One of the most fundamental scientific disciplines, the main goal of physics is to understand how the universe...

Freedom not Oppression

I am not for oppression or abuse of religious believers and want a free secular society with both freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Even though I wish the end of faith and believing in myths and superstition, I wish this by means of informing the willing and not force of the unwilling. I will openly challenge and rebuff religious falsehoods and misunderstanding as well as rebuke and ridicule harmful or unethical religious ideology or...

Someone Cares?

Some people like to say that there are hardly any people who are good. And some of the people who hold this view believe it’s a justification for not caring. Well if you think this is true then it’s all the more incumbent upon us to then strive to be that good person in the world who not only cares but inspires others to care. May I always strive to be that good person who...