In honor of Safer Internet Day — a global day dedicated to online safety and respect — Kveller’s Jordana Horn connected with writer, activist, designer, and onetime White House intern Monica…Lewinsky. When Lewinsky was 22, her relationship with President Bill Clinton eventually led to his impeachment — and a very public scandal. When the story broke in 1998, it was the early days of the Internet; Lewinsky has called herself the “patient zero” of online bullying. After years of laying low, Lewinsky has returned to… >> Read More
It's heartbreaking knowing anyone is being bullied. It's especially heartbreaking when that person is your own child. One mom recently took a powerful video of her son crying, describing the pain of…being bullied — and the video has now gone viral. It's now been viewed more than 18 million times on his mom's Facebook page. Tennessee student Keaton Jones got emotional when he was sitting his the car with his mom, Kimberly Jones, saying how he was scared to go to lunch because other kids bully him… >> Read More
Who knew that Burger King would literally be the king of anti-bullying ads? The company recently released an anti-bullying PSA that hits all the right notes.
Of course, I often find commercials…to be heavy-handed attempts to use trendy topics to pull on the heartstrings of others with the aim of making money (a.k.a.: persuading you to buy their product). I'm not going to pretend that isn't what Burger King is doing here, but all I can say is, damn, this one really hit home. As someone… >> Read More
Monica Lewinsky is the perfect example of a woman who has been cyber-bullied. Despite being a columnist, entrepreneur, social psychologist, and activist, she has never been able to truly shake the…humiliation she experienced 20 years ago because of her affair with President Bill Clinton when she was an intern--as if a man's mistake is her fault, as if the fact that he was an older man with extraordinary power didn't influence her choices. Being bullied in person is bad enough--it's a devastating act that leaves you… >> Read More
Julia Levy is a children's book writer, a mom, and the co-founder of Culture Craver. She recently began a crowdfunding campaign for her book "Donny the Bully," which is an illustrated children's…book all about a bullying bull. Like the pun, eh? I sure do. The book was inspired by current politics (namely how Donald Trump has, in many ways, bullied those around him), although Levy says the book isn't political. Instead, it uses bright and beautiful designs along with rhymes to teach kids how to stop… >> Read More