What are your thoughts on the alleged charges against actress, Allison Mack?
We must do everything we can to protect ourselves and our children from human traffickers. There's some helpful tips in the video as well as the links below. Article described in video - Protect Yourself and Children from Becoming Victims of Human Trafficking: https://www.more.com/lifestyle/protec... For tips and help, visit https://humantraffickinghotline.org/
Here is the article stating the FBI's rescue of 84 minors that I speak of in the video: http://www.wowt.com/content/news/FBI-helps-rescue-84-children-from-sex-trafficking-451500493.html
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING,
Jadin Bell - 15 years old
Tyler Clementi - 18 years old
William Arthur Gibbs - 12 years old
Ryan Patrick Halligan - 13 years old
Ashawnty Davis - 10 years old
Jamie Hubley - 15 years old
Megan Meier - 13 years old
Emilie Olsen - 13 years old
Rehtaeh Parsons - 17 years old
Audrie Pott - 15 years old
Phoebe Prince - 15 years old
Nicola Ann Raphael - 15 years old
Jamey Rodemeyer - 14 years old
Amanda Todd - 15 years old
Sladjana Vidovic - 16 years old
Kenneth Weishuhn - 14 years old
Dawn-Marie Wesley - 14 years old
Kelly Yeomans - 13 years old
Mallory Grossman - 12 years old
Introduction to Mamma Z &
Zombie Squirts Book Reading
Choose Your Words Wisely
Anti-Bully Pledge Poster
~ Mamma Z
Video Message from Mamma Z
The Story Behind the Cleats...
The Tweet That Started it All...
Alex Collins' Response...
He truly inspired me to get all the materials together and make these cleats for the #mycausemycleats movement!
...All the NFL Players Against Bullying
I found this blog post :
- Blair Walsh
- Deone Buccannon
- Carlos Dunlap
- Randall Telfer
- Tyrone Crawford
- Mike Daniels
- Tyler Higbee
- Kerry Wynn
- Jonotthan Harrison
Straight to the Drawing Board!
The Finished Product...
Let's Start With The Left Cleat...
- No Bullying
- Be Buddy...Not a Bully!
- Speak Up
- Say No To Hate
- Words Do Hurt
- Show Love
- Stop The Hate
Now The Right Cleat...
His grandmother and giveaway winner, Nicole, reads the Zombie Squirts books to him often as he loves to look for Captain Crawly! Thank you, Nicole, for supporting the Zombie Squirts' anti-bullying message and sharing our children's books with your family!
~ Mamma Z
I hope to someday bring the story to fruition as possibly a freebee comic strip short or something of that nature. To put it in a nutshell, a couple of the Squirts girls get told they can't wear certain costumes because they're not the right gender. As you can see in the poster above, Lily is Bobba Fett and Annie is Darth Vader. In the short story, it is explained that you can dress up as whomever you want! It doesn't matter if you're a boy or a girl, if it makes you happy, do it! I, as a child, ALWAYS wanted to dress up as Darth Vader or the Incredible Hulk for Halloween but my mom wouldn't let me... I had to wear my dance costumes that made me look like a princess or Uncle Sam.
I was not pleased. LOL
I think it's important to let children express themselves freely without consequences of being shamed by parents, siblings, friends, etc. Confidence is built by self-expression so we can't keep shaming and taking it away from others. Confidence builds self-esteem, which can help counteract any bullying directed towards them, plus help other victims by standing up to the bullying as it's happening. Bring kids UP, not down.
~ Mamma Z
Q: Where did you get the inspiration for Zombie Squirts?
Q: Who were the first Zombie Squirts?
Q: What is the first book about?
A: So, the first book is about the foreign exchange student coming to a new school. She gets teased because she looks different. The Zombie Squirts come to her rescue!
They teach children that your qualities make you special...they make you who you are.
Q: Are the stories based on personal experience?
Q: Why Children's Books and Why the Anti-Bullying Theme?
I wanted to have something available for young kids, because I truly feel that the younger kids learn about what bullying is and the effects it causes...the better chance we have of eliminating it!
Q: Have you met any kids that would benefit reading your books?
A: I was at a Zombie-Walk not too long ago and I met this young boy, he was maybe 9-10 years old. He absolutely loved the books and everything, his grandma came up and took me aside.
She told me that he had been bullied so badly at school that he hasn't wanted to leave his house or do anything. This is not OK! We need to get rid of the hate, kid's are dying because of this.
Q: What is the general response from parents?
Q: Last thoughts...?
One winner will be announced #newyearsday! Good luck!!
~ Mamma Z
First, your heart gets hurt to the point of being broken
Your tears build up to the point of over flowing
Your mind begins to think that you're worthless
This is what being bullied is like
There are times you want to run and hide
Maybe something even worse like taking your life
I know what it is like cause, I was bullied myself
The feeling is something that will take time to heal
Not all people are out to hurt you
In fact, there are people out there who can heal you
At times I know you want to get back at whoever
Revenge, my friend, is never the answer
Show the bully and others love and kindness
The bully has been bullied themselves
They know not what they do
Everyone is different that is OK
That is what makes this world so fun to live in
So, to all the bullies out there stop what you do
You can do something that can really hurt someone
To all the people who have been bullied
Cheer up, there are people out there who love you
Chris Lynch aka Sir Poet
Parent's Worst Realization....
**screeching halt** **record scratch** **crickets chirp**
This can be a difficult pill to swallow right away. But, NO NOT WORRY! This is something that you can easily address and give them the proper guidance on how to correct the behavior and show them why it's important that we make sure everyone is treated equally and respectfully
First Thing: Your Kid is NOT Evil
It is a common misconception that if a kid is a bully, that they may be "evil" or just mean at heart. This is not always the case! Some kids have a hard time expressing themselves, or feel as though they cannot be heard, so they take their aggression out in other ways.
Pull them aside and tell them they are OK! A kid could be very upset about something at school and has not come forward with it, or maybe they feel singled out in some way.
So, always make sure when you talk to them about this, not to make them feel even more singled out or afraid. You want to open the discussion of bullying with them where they feel safe and can open up about what is going on.
Get Involved with the School
This one may be tricky because of guidelines that schools have in place. But, the best thing you can do is keep in constant communication with them. Things to look for include:
Schools should be a Bully-Free Zone
Help Them to Understand
I'll stop most of them right there and clarify what I mean by the question. Just because you "told" them or "talked to them" about bullying, does not mean they fully UNDERSTAND what bullying is and why it can be harmful to other children. Because, if they DID fully understand it, they would not be doing it.
Tell them about the 4 types of bullying:
Just because they were bullied, doesn't make it right to bully others
Don't Allow Them to Play the Victim Card
Playing the victim is the easiest way out for bullies. It makes them feel that how they reacted in the situation was completely justified. It also communicates an opinion that they are not responsible for their actions.
Nip It In the Bud
Allowing victim-thinking to take hold in your kids will leave them open to a barrage of problems going forward in life. They’ll find it hard to change and grow. Kids who play the victim card get accustomed to that way of thinking and end up not living a well productive and beneficial lifestyle.
Let them know that it is not okay to bully even if they themselves have suffered at the hands of bullies before.
Why does your kid bully?
Show Them That They Always Have A Choice
Even in group and peer pressure scenarios, the choice is theirs to make. Tell them it is better to dissociate from such groups that make you do “bad things” to others than be part of it. That IS a choice they do have.
Parent's have their own form of justice
Make Sure that the Punishment Fits the Crime
Sometimes your kid bullies out of habit and cannot help it. In those cases, the damage done needs to be reversed and they need to be punished for the bullying that they’ve done. This acts as a negative reinforcement and will help them let go of the behavior of bullies to adopt a better approach to dealing with problems.
For Example: If you find that they write hurtful comments a gaming forum, maybe the best way to deal with this is to take away their gaming privileges for the week, but make sure theyunderstand WHY you did this.
You aren't trying to be the "mean" parent...but a parent that wants to raise someone who is respectful and respected.
Teach Them How They Can Make It better
- Write out an apology letter to the victim
- Give the victim a peace offering gift
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