10/28/09

HAPPY HALLOWS-EVE FROM MBNBD!




Hey Guys! Mark & Kasie here wanting to wish you guys a safe &
Happy Halloween. Some friends of ours came up with this really
awesome web site called GETGROSSEDOUT.com where you can
upload your pictures and GROSS THEM OUT! So much fun!
Tell everyone you know about this and spread the fun around!

We've been getting a ton of emails about 'WHERE'S MY GC KIT?'
'IT'S BEEN 2 HOURS WHERE'S MY KIT?'
I apologize to you guys,
who still have not gotten your kit.. There is only 2 of us running
the show at the moment but I promise they will be sent out really
soon.. Between working full-time jobs and our print materials
running out, we've been doing all we can to make sure we get
them out soon. So please be patient guys! I promise it will be worth
the wait. Also, there will be some downloadable PDF's in the
Get Connected page which I'm still working on and other cool things
you can print out at home & pass out in your schools & communities.
That will probably be this Sunday, Nov.1st.

Again we apologize for the wait, we love you and we are so happy
for you to be helping MBNBD. Have a great Halloween!

Mark & Kasie

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10/24/09


Teen who plotted Columbine Anniversary
School attack says he was bullied...


A Monroe, New York teenager was arrested Monday and is accused
of planning a school massacre on the anniversary of the Columbine
attacks: April 20, 2010. According to reports, the Monroe-Woodbury
high school student told authorities that he had planned the attack as
a way of seeking revenge against those who bullied him. Charges are
expected and the investigation continues.

“It was obvious that he was depressed and as we were talking, he had
no problem explaining to me everything he was planning on doing,"
said police Detective David Conklin.



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Teen punched & threatened before suicide...

ALEX WILDMAN'S school principal and deputy admitted days after
the bullied teenager committed suicide he might still be alive if the
school had handled his case differently.

His mother, Justine Kelly, told the inquest into the 14-year-old's death
in July 2008, that Kadina High's then-principal Stephen Lowndes and
deputy Bradd Farrell had visited her Lismore home.

"I said to them, had they handled things differently, would Alex still be
alive?'' she said. "They agreed."



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Father carries on Fight to End School Bullying...



On Oct. 20, 2008, Jeremiah Lasater, a freshman at Vasquez High
School in Acton, shot and killed himself in a school bathroom stall.

Jeremiah was a special education student at Vasquez High School.
Teachers, support staff, students and parents noted the teenager -
who stood 6 foot 6 inches tall and weighed nearly 300 pounds - was
often the target of ridicule and bullying. Instead of fighting back,
Jeremiah withdrew, his father said.

"I knew I couldn't let Jeremiah die in that bathroom," Jeff Lasater
said. "Jeremiah was speaking to all of us that day, but I don't think
he realized how much he was saying."



Willard wrestlers sentenced for Bullying!

Although the pair of high school upperclassman moved out of Huron
County, they could not escape their past.

It caught up with them on Thursday afternoon when the young men
-- a 16-year-old junior and an 18-year-old senior -- appeared separately
before Seneca County Juvenile Judge Jay Meyer for the juvenile
court's version of sentencing.

In July, the former Willard High School wrestlers entered the equivalent
of a guilty plea to disorderly conduct in Huron County juvenile court.

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10/17/09

Local School ahead of the Curve to
End Bullying!

One La Crosse school is at the head of its class when it comes to
anti-bullying efforts. Bullying can have devastating effects on students,
and most of the time it happens in the same place kids should feel secure.

"We'd be lying if we said bullying never happened in our schools,"
said Penny Reedy, Principal of Longfellow-Sota II Middle School.

That's why Longfellow students in the group "Six Degrees" are passionate
about putting an end to bullying.


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10/12/09

Teachers get crash course on evolving world
of BULLYING!



CHARLESTON
School bullying can be a matter of life-and-death.

Constant humiliation and intimidation through violence and even electronic
messaging have changed the face of bullying, said Amanda Heath,
a crisis clinician with the Regional Behavioral Health Network, which
covers Coles, Cumberland, Clark, Edgar, Douglas, Moultrie and Shelby
counties. She has worked with young people threatening suicide due
to bullying at school.

There are also many cases nationwide of young people killing
themselves over cyberbullying.

“I don’t want you to have a student not show up to school one day after
a suicide because of bullying. No child should ever get to that point
where they think, ‘I’d rather be dead than go back to school,’


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10/07/09


If You think someone could use a friend, BE ONE!



According to the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
website, almost 30 percent of youth in the United States are estimated
to be involved in bullying — either as a bully, target of a bully or both.

This week has been designated as Bully Prevention Week and schools
across the nation are taking a stand against bullying and encouraging
parents to discuss the topic with their children.

At Central Middle School, parents were sent letters informing them
of the school's various programs and were given an Anti-Bullying
Contract, which requires signatures from both the parent and child.


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10/05/09



NOVEMBER ISSUE OF AP MAGAZINE OP-ED ARTICLE IN STORES NOW!

Hey Guys,

Thank you so much for the overwhelming response we have been
receiving via E-mail. We definitely did not know what to expect from the
article in AP. We are incredibly happy to meet all of you and are working
very hard putting together what we have left for our Get Connected
kits for you so you can start helping MBNBD get the word out.

If you have not received an email back from us yet please be patient.
I also wanted to mention a few names of people who emailed us
amazing letters but with no Email Address attached.

Nika Krazyk
Adrienne Rubio

Please email us back. We have responses for both of you :)
mbnbd@hotmail.com

Also just wanted to mention that we are *Re-stocked* on all
MBNBD - Wu Tees in LG, XL, & XXL.

Please be patient with us.. There is only 2 of us running the show
and we can use a lot of your help. The web site is going through
some changes but we will definitely be updating a whole lot of
information and very cool and fun stuff for you all!

Thank you so much for being so kind and inspirational to us!

We are working hard so that everybody get's connected and
can help us start making a difference ASAP!

Mark-