Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cyber-Bullying Crackdown

This news is overdue but better later than never. Facebook is cracking down on cyber-bullies. This action is due to the growing number of incidents of “Trolling” on Facebook, where bullies have left outrageous comments on online memorial pages.

As if the pain that bullying causes the living isn’t enough, now more anonymous bullies are seeking out those who are grieving the loss of loved ones.

Facebook is uniting with the law and will be sending on line messages to warn the bullies that they can be prosecuted if they continue to use Facebook to pursue more victims.

Parents of cyber-bullied kids and teachers are being requested to tip off the authorities.

The attempt is to crackdown on network related crimes and hopefully head off bullying offenses in the future.

Parents, I have said it before and I will say it again, “There is absolutely no reason why kids under sixteen should be permitted to use Facebook!”

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Why Boys Should Wear Pink

In the news a couple of days ago, was a story about the fact that a boy went to school wearing a pink shirt.

He was bullied beyond belief because the bullies thought that a boy wearing pink was “gay.”

The cool part of this story is that two older boys in the school stood by the bullied kid. Whether the kid was gay or not didn’t matter. What mattered was that he was bullied and these boys knew that was wrong and wanted to step up to the plate and do what was right! They purchased pink shirts and via the internet, urged others to help them fight back and make a difference the next day by wearing pink.

This is so amazing because of the profound effect that the kids who stood up to bullies had because they stuck together in their efforts to support the bullied kid.

Guess what? No one committed suicide. No one was murdered

Instead, students across Canada and the United States wore pink in order to take a stand against bullies.

Bullying will always happen but the way that it is handled by the bystanders is what will make the difference for everyone, especially the kids who are bullied.

Please parents, talk about bullying with your kids! Do you want your child to make a difference? Do you want your child to be a hero? Do you want to be a hero?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then act in a way that shows you are willing to wear pink!!

PS Personally, I think that a man or boy who wears pink is way handsome!

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A Free Gift for Bullied Kids

We have been contacted by so many adults who are worried about children in their lives because of bullying. Because of that, we want to offer the first 20 adults who contact us, a free Rugby Jones “Guess What” T-Shirt and a free Rugby Jones Bust a Bully Wrist band! We will pay for the… Continue Reading

Why Are They Bullying You?

Parents and teachers and aunts and uncles, please share this with the kids you care about. It might really help them if they are being bullied. Did you know that the things that bullies tease you about aren’t usually the reasons why they are really teasing you? Well, it’s true. Just think about it. What… Continue Reading

The Mean Old Man and The Dog

They say there is always a mean old person in every neighborhood. In our neighborhood, it was my grandfather. When people came to sing Christmas Carols at our door, he slammed it in their faces and told them to go away. He went to church every Sunday and cursed at the people in the cars… Continue Reading

Westminster 2011 and “Miss” Phoebe

The Westminster Dog Show in New York City was this past week. The various groups of dogs included the hound, toy, non-sporting, herding, sporting, working and terrier. It was so exciting to view such an assortment of beautiful dogs, groomed to perfection. You could clearly see that these champions adored being in the lime light.… Continue Reading

It’s About Heart

What better post on Valentine’s Day than a story about someone with heart? What an exciting afternoon we had yesterday. In an attempt to help people to be open to the idea of adopting special needs animals, we visited the Animal Friends of Lansdowne. We invited another canine hero to join us and join he… Continue Reading

Abuse In A Foster Home?

In the news today is a report that a couple that fostered dogs in Arizona has been arrested on animal abuse charges. They had offered to foster dogs for the Arizona Humane Society. Tierney Baggot and Michael David Wasmundt fostered three puppies in their Glendale home since the beginning of January, deputies reported. This crime… Continue Reading

Facebook Is Great For Young Kids

NOT! Yet another email that has caused disbelief and out and out shock on this end. how can parents ignore the obvious?? Cutting to the chase, how can parents of kids younger than twelve allow them on FaceBook?? What is wrong with parents? What possible reason could be an acceptable one? How can anyone in… Continue Reading