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Bullying

The White House Takes on Bullying!

I was catching up on my google news feed from the weekend and saw several blog posts about Obama's endorsement for two anti-bullying legislative acts. A few Internet searches later I found a White House post about their efforts to end bullying.

Regardless of your political persuasion, I gather we all want our kids to feel safe in their schools. Passing legislation to stop bullying is a huge step towards cultural change...
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Being on Offense: The Importance of Preventive Education

This blog by Michael Jascz delineates why social and emotional learning is an invaluable component to a school's health curriculum. I couldn't have said it better myself - and wish I had!

This component of my work at Freedom Institute does just this - we work to prevent our children from resorting to unhealthy means (such as bullying or illicit drug abuse) to attain their emotional needs.

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A Bully for Bullies!

If you are an administrator and have thought of everything to do to stop kids from bullying each other - mediation, lectures, school assemblies with speakers like myself, bringing in parents, punishing the bullies - what is left?

Meet the Scary Guy!

I receive a google news feed in my email daily and saw this article. I was immediately intrigued! I've learned that the Scary Guy is covered in tattoos from head...
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Bullying Basics

With all the talk about bullying in the media (most recently spawned by the film 'Bully') do we really know what it is?

Violence Prevention Works defines bullying as aggressive behavior that is intentional and that involves an imbalance of power. Most often repeated over time. Bullying can manifest in physical violence (the most obvious acts of bullying), verbal attacks, and non-verbal behavior ( exclusion from activities, being the last student chosen for...
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Bring Your Child to See ‘Bully’ Despite the R Rating

Like many who have seen the film, I agree that the initial R rating of the film, 'Bully' was counterproductive. Tara Parker-Pope writes why the film is a family film here.

I encourage parents to bring children as young as 13. The language can be extremely upsetting but children are witness to this every day. Parents be at the ready! Seeing this film should lead to a discussion about how your child connects...
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‘Bully’ Shows the Unfortunate Cruelty of Adolescence

When I heard on NPR that the film, 'Bully' was going to be released in New York and Los Angles without a rating this weekend due to the language in it (which I will address in another post) I got to the theater as soon as I could. 'Bully' directed by Lee Hirsch, produced by Lee Hirsch and Cynthia Lowen follows several teenagers and their families who have suffered due to bullying.

I...
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