Category Archives: Bullying

Is Creating a Kinder and Braver Online World an Uphill Battle?

Raul A. Palacios, Ed.S. Born This Way Foundation and University of Nebraska – Lincoln In 2015, a CNN article reported that teen’s spend around nine hours per day on their social media accounts, with some teens checking their accounts over … Continue reading

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Bullying is “Out of Bounds”

At the Empowerment Initiative, we’re constantly seeking new opportunities to inform the public about the many causes, consequences and forms of bullying. For this reason, I’m especially excited about upcoming performances of “Out of Bounds,” a Working Group Theatre play … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying: Solutions for a 24/7 Problem

It’s here again – that time when students and parents gear up for the start of a new school year. While families stuff shopping carts with notebooks, pencils and folders, businesses are running countless back-to-school advertisements for sales on computers, … Continue reading

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H.E.A.R., H.E.A.R.! Early Results of an Anti-Bullying Presentation

This week, Empowerment Initiative founder Sue Swearer joined Jimmy Shafe of Career Training Concepts in conducting an introductory training of the Helping Everyone Achieve Respect (H.E.A.R.) presentation to more than 40 Nebraska National Guard members in Lincoln, Neb. H.E.A.R. aims … Continue reading

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Making the Workplace Work

The Empowerment Initiative has received several recent emails about workplace bullying and how to handle it. Workplace bullying can create significant feelings of frustration, hopelessness, fear and anger. It leads to a hostile work environment, exceeds basic unkind behavior, and is connected … Continue reading

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Empowerment Initiative Hosts Paul Mitchell Leaders for N-Lighten Workshop

The Empowerment Initiative has officially kicked off efforts to wash the ugly realities of bullying behaviors from beauty schools – and ultimately high schools – across the country. This week, nearly 70 owners, directors and leaders from the nationwide network … Continue reading

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H.E.A.R. Website Goes Live

Collaboration has come to define the first few months of my experience heading up the Empowerment Initiative, and no project better exemplifies this than the National Guard’s and Career Training Concepts’ Helping Everyone Achieve Respect (H.E.A.R.) presentation. Co-developed with the … Continue reading

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Empowerment Initiative Presents Research in Nebraska, Missouri

Members of the Target Bullying Research lab recently exemplified the Empowerment Initiative’s translational research mission by accepting invitations to present their scholarship to groups whose aims dovetail with their own.

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“Bully” Screening, Panel on April 10

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s University Program Council will host a screening of the 2011 documentary film “Bully” at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Following the film, I’ll be participating in a panel … Continue reading

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Target Bullying on the Big Ten Network

We hope you’ll check out the Big Ten Network tomorrow (Wednesday) at 11 p.m. CST for an episode of LiveBIG featuring the Target Bullying Intervention Program! The episode will also delve into the TeamMates Mentoring Program, which was created by … Continue reading

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