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Anti Social Media

Anti Social Media

For the past few months I have been referring to this new "social media" world we are living in as Anti Social Media. After watching 60 minutes tonight, I was compelled to make sure you all watch it as well. There is nothing social about it. Parents, our...

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The Verdict is in…

Was a punishment handed down today?  Yes.  Does the punishment fit the crime? I don’t know?  Was justice served?  I don’t know?  I don’t think there are actual answers to these questions.  I believe in faith, humanity, kindness and goodwill and these are qualities...

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I am not alone in this fight!

Someone recently said to me, "I can't understand how bad you must feel but do you really think you're going to make a difference?" I appreciate the question and I can see how some people might feel as if it is a waste of time, however, I feel it is my...

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NOT GUILTY

Merriam-Webster defines the term Not Guilty as follows: 1:  a plea by a criminal defendant who intends to contest the charges 2:  a verdict rendered by a jury acquitting a criminal defendant upon finding that the prosecution has not proven the defendant's guilt beyond...

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Jordan’s Law Progress

Jordan's Law was introduced to the California State Legistature by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh. To follow the progress of ​Jordan's Law (assembly bill 1542), go here....

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What is Cyberbullying

What is Cyberbullying? Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages,...

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Follow me

Follow me

Really! When did we become a nation of followers? I was raised to do the best I could do and always lead by example. I remember hearing my mother tell me (more than once), “Eddie, if your friends jumped off a bridge, would you follow them?” The answer is...

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A New Year – A New Path

As I sit at my keyboard reflecting back over the last 30 days, I feel as if the incident that changed my son's life was a lifetime ago.  It is hard for me to believe that such a brief amount of time has passed.  There are still so many unanswered questions that look...

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It’s up to you – Get involved NOW

It’s up to you – Get involved NOW

An important part of addressing a cyberbullying situation is keeping a record of what has happened. It’s tempting for children who are being cyberbullied to delete messages and other bullying content sent to them, especially if they are trying to ignore...

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The Desire to Live-Stream Violence

Why would four suspects in Chicago broadcast the torture of a man on Facebook Live? Two men and two women in Chicago were arrested and charged Thursday with kidnapping and torturing a man, slicing off a piece of his hair, down to his scalp, with a knife. Many people...

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A father’s poem…

The last few days have been pretty hard for me, so I went back to writing to help clear my mind. A little poetry before bed.... One act of kindness is all I ask, from each and every one... To share a smile, to hold a door... That's all that need be done. With each...

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Healing stones…

Healing stones…

Today I was visited by Octavia Lindlahr and three of her amazing students. They gave Jordan a collection of healing stones the kids painted and blessed with healing prayers. Once again, I am shown the greatness of humanity. Octavia had this to say, "Three...

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Cautiously optimistic

I took Jordan for his first appointment at the Children's Hospital concussion clinic today. The doctors and nurses were, as expected, wonderful. This was followed up by another brain scan (MRI) to check on the clot and brain tissue (and some other things I didn't...

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What an amazing surprise…

What an amazing surprise…

Jordan and I stopped by to meet with my attorney and friend Paul Philips and his awesome partner Monica. Jordan was extremely surprised when they handed him a new deck signed by Tony Hawk. Although he might not be able to skate anymore but this made his...

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The Jewish Journal

The Jewish Journal

Congregation responds to bullying: ‘It could have been my kid’ Ed Peisner, father of Jordan Peisner. Photo by Leslee Komaiko Click here for the full...

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What if?

What if?

Why? This is the question Jordan wants answered. Why did this happen to me? Why can't I try out for the football team next year? Why can't I ride my skateboard? Why can't I go on roller coasters? Why do I have to stay at home and limit what I do? Why, Why,...

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Anti-Bullying March

Anti-Bullying March

WEST HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Hundreds of students and families took to the streets of West Hills Saturday for a march against bullying (Click here for the full video). The students were marching and walking in support of Jordan Peisner, the 14-year-old who...

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What a walk we had

What a walk we had

It's 9:00pm on Saturday and I'm exhausted. But my exhaustion comes from a good place. Today I witnessed an outpouring of love and support that has truly humbled me. Hundreds and hundreds of people from near and far turned out in support of my son Jordan and others...

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Kindness Challenge

Kindness Challenge

Over the past few years, there have been so many "challenges" to raise awareness, money and some just for fun - they come and they go. As of today, I am suggesting a new challenge, the KINDNESS challenge. But let's make this challenge last more than a day,...

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It Could  Have Been My Kid

It Could Have Been My Kid

I am honored to have been asked to speak at this important event. I want to thank the members of Temple Aliyah for bringing awareness to the community and putting this event together. I hope to see you there. Sincerely, Jordan's Dad

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Gotcha!

Update from The Daily News.  A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with an unprovoked punch of a teenager resulting in serious brain injuries outside a Wendy’s in West Hills, Los Angeles police said Monday.  The juvenile was booked Thursday for felony....

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More thoughts, more fears, more questions

The new normal...it isn't easy. I thought today was going to be a good day, at least it started out that way. But now, as I sit here watching Jordan sleep, I pray the excruciating headache he had has finally passed. Will he wake up again in pain? Should I even go to...

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One step at a time…

So I'm sitting here at Starbucks taking a break from reality as my ex-wife is home with Jordan.  As much as I know she is a great Mom and Jordan is in good hands, my every thought is on him. I'm in a constant state of anticipation; is she going to call? Should I stay...

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The Invisible Injury

One week ago my life was changed and I never saw it coming. I've asked myself so many times if there was something I could have done differently that would have prevented it. What if i picked him up earlier. What if he went to a different place. What if, what if, what...

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Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Before I head off to an early bed, I just wanted to thank everyone that has reached out to me and sent prayers and well wishes for my son's recovery. Today was a good day and Jordan was able to visit his friends and feel the love that I have been feeling...

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What is an epidural hematoma?

I am posting this information as an education piece about traumatic brain injuries.  An epidural hematoma happens when a mass of blood forms between your skull and brain. Learn how to prevent and treat this life-threatening condition  Please click here to read...

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The New Normal

My first update from home. I really don't know where to begin. The past week has changed me forever. My baby boy (and he will always be my baby boy regardless of age) is finally sleeping in his own bed. So what now? I keep asking myself that question and I really...

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Hallelujah, the neurologist just left and Jordan is cleared to go home. I am so excited I can barely type. Stay tuned for an update from Home Sweet Home. Sincerely, Jordan's Dad

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Sometimes the path chooses you

Sometimes the path chooses you

My amazing, strong, kind, beautiful boy is finally sleeping peacefully. First time in a week he hasn't moaned or groaned from a headache. For this I am truly thankful. Hopefully this will continue throughout the night thus allowing us to go home soon. The...

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Social media can help and social media can destroy

Social media can help and social media can destroy

The last two hours I watched and listened to my son moaning and crying in pain because his head hurts when he tries to sleep. So I think to myself, "but he seemed pretty good today"? That's when the reality hits me - our lives were changed within a few seconds. A few...

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CBS News Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Fourteen-year-old Jordan Peisner was walking out of a Wendy’s just down the street from his San Fernando Valley high school on Friday when he says he was randomly attacked by a teenager he had never met.  Click here for the video link “The...

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Ed Peisner Social Media Violence Interview

Just a few months after Jordan Peisner was brutally attacked outside a fast food restaurant in West Hills, California. Proud father, Ed Peisner sat down for an interview to discuss, in his words the events that took place that left his son Jordan, with...

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WHY?

Three days after a cowardly attack and I'm sitting here in the middle of the night watching my son moan in pain from a terrible headache. The feelings of anger, pain, fear, confusion, sadness, depression, all bouncing though my sleep deprived head but my brain always...

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GoFundMe

GoFundMe

Jordan's best friend, Spencer Divine, set up a GoFundMe account for Jordan.  This was done without our knowledge and only goes to prove how wonderful Jordan's friends have been.    Here is what Spencer wrote about his best friend  Jordan Peisner is one of the most...

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Another CAT scan…

Another CAT scan…

Jordan just had another cat scan which shows the hematoma to be about the same size. His ear drum is still not visible due to the swelling/tearing but the fantastic news is that he has regained some of his hearing and the specialist said that greatly...

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Update on Jordan

I have to begin this update by thanking everyone for the overwhelming love and support we have received.  I cannot get through one message without tears flowing down my face; I have never felt such an amount of love before.  For this I am truly a blessed human being....

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And the tears flow…

And the tears flow…

As I sit here in the hospital with my ex-wife, I noticed that my tears haven't stopped appearing.  I am using this crying as a form of therapy; to help heal my broken heart.   I wonder how my son's life might now be changed...forever!  I wonder if the 15 year old boy...

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One second can change your life!

One second can change your life!

Friends and Family. Yesterday at 4:30pm, my son was viciously sucker punched by a cruel, despicable, coward. Jordan is at children's hospital with a ruptured ear drum, skull fracture and epidural hematoma. We are now waiting hour by hour praying that the...

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