This piece was submitted to our 100K STORIES PROJECT by a concerned mom, Tonea Parker. My name is Tonea Parker, a mother of a beautiful daughter with Special Needs! Recently my story was picked up by WSBTV in Atlanta, Georgia. My sixth-grade daughter My sixth-grade daughter attended a field… Read More3.20.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
If you or your child become aware of violence other threats at school:
- Document all information about the incident or issue.
- Tell someone ASAP and ask for your child’s anonymity.
- Follow up with the school to obtain copies of all reports filed.
- Consider filing charges with local police if necessary.
- Escalate the issue to the Colorado Deparment of Education if not resolved.
These are the facts...
In 2013, approximately 3% of students ages 12–18 reported being victimized at school during the previous 6 months. Approximately 7% of students ages 12–18 reported being cyber-bullied anywhere during the school year. 5% of students reported that they avoided at least one school activity or class, or one or more places in school during the previous school year because they feared being attacked, bullied, or harmed.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around one in five children in the United States suffers from a mental health problem. This is equivalent to over 17 million young people having disorders that affect their ability to express their emotions, learn and demonstrate positive behavior…. Read More2.20.2017 / Heidi Ganahl
Moms Fight Back is a community of 40,000+ powerful and passionate Coloradoans who are coming together, online and in their own neighborhoods across the state, to work together on the most pressing issues facing our kids today. For nearly two years Moms Fight Back has worked at a… Read More12.27.2016 / Heidi Ganahl
Cyberbullying: The Insidious New Threat The advent of the digital age has brought a whole host of new challenges to parents across the US, giving our children access to almost infinite sources of information, both good and bad. One of the negative aspects of this technological revolution is… Read More12.27.2016 / Heidi Ganahl
For the first time in America, children are worse off than they were two decades ago. It’s a fact. As a mom, this hit home for me 5 years ago, when I watched and grieved alongside my daughter in the aftermath of her horrifying experience with sexual assault. … Read More8.9.2016 / Heidi Ganahl