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High School Quarterback Steps Up!

By Katherine Prudente, LCAT, RDT

It’s easy to focus only on tragic stories related to bullying (i.e. Amanda Todd’s death), giving parent more tips on how to keep their child safe or looking at how bullying has long term mental and physical health consequences. It’s also important to recognize that people are stepping up and changing our bullying culture! Personally, after a harrowing week post-Sandy and still experiencing the effects of the devastating storm, it was refreshing to find something optimistic to blog about this week.

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High School Quarterback Steps Up!

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  1. Something about this story makes me a little uneasy. While I think it’s a great immediate fix, I wonder how well it prepares this girl for the future. I worry it somewhat seems to serve the “battle bullying with bullying” idea” but I hope I’m wrong. Thanks for covering it.

    • I appreciate your comment Kara. According to the news reports, Carson and his friends did not bully back Chy’s bullies but sat with her at lunch and grew a genuine friendship out of it. Far from bullying bullies! Acts like that are little wins over a cultural mindset of attacking and alienating other’s for being different than the majority.

      You do pose an interesting question – how does this help Chy in the future? It’s not clear how her brain disorder affects her cognition but I can imagine (without personally knowing her) that having an experience in which people stand up for her may make her feel more confident and articulate to other’s directly when she is being mistreated.

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