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Are Bullying Prevention Programs Really Failing Our Kids?

It is with great consternation for me to read the latest news and studies which claim that anti-bullying programs simply do not work! I believe it is far too simplistic to say that anti-bullying programs do not work. It is quite likely that components of certain programs do not work, but overall anti-bullying should be a priority for all stakeholders. The key to having a productive and successful anti-bullying program in my opinion lies in two priorities, namely, clearly defining what bullying is, and the creation of a positive and empathetic school culture.

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WHY KIDS BULLY AND HOW WE CAN HELP THEM CHANGE THEIR BEHAVIOR

There are a number of common factors which lead kids to bully. Likewise, there are a number of ways that this negative behavior can be stopped dead in its tracks with the help of caring parents and educators. One of the keys to stopping the bullying is to ensure children do not become bullies in the first place, and if they do, we need to aggressively stop this behavior cold!

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California Law Allows Teens to Erase Embarrassing Posts

A law was signed on Monday which makes California the first state to require websites to allow people younger than 18 to remove their own postings on that website and inform them of how to do so. Once again the State of California is showing leadership by helping our young people. They are actually doing something and not just talking about it.

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Strategies to fight cyberbullying

Cyberbullying can have a devastating effect upon children. Schools, parents and students need to work together and have strategies to fight cyberbullying. Only when we work together as a team and promote solid strategies can we hope to help our children.

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School district monitors students’ social media to prevent bullying

A school district in California is attempting to stop cyberbullying and other student social issues by monitoring their posts on social media. This is a wonderful step in the right direction which has been initiated by this school district. True and noble outside the box thinking.

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Strategies for a positive school climate

Maintaining a positive school climate is critical to having a successful school. This can be threatened by student to student negative behaviour which often comes in the form of bullying. Described within are two programs which I implemented at my schools with great success and it is shown how they can proactively prevent bullying and negativity before they even become an issue.

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Bullied 12 year old girl commits suicide: Stop the Bullying!

Another young child is lost due to bullying. We need to act proactively and lead the charge against anymore tragedies caused by reckless bullying.

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Warning on primary level cyberbullying as school starts

Cyberbullying starts as early as 6 years old. We need to address the problem at a very early age.

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Disturbing Letter sent to Autistic Boy’s Family turns to Support

A vicious and disturbing letter sent to the family of an autistic boy has generated a huge amount of support for the family and a new understanding of Autism and Special Needs.

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Disturbing Letter sent to Autistic Boy’s Family: Lets end the Ignorance

After a very disturbing letter is sent to an Autistic boy’s family, I make a call to end the ignorance and educate one another so we can show the needed empathy for everyone to be good to one another.

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