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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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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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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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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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Back to School Strategies for Students to Effectively Deal with Bullying on their Own

  It is that time of year again.  Back to school time!  Very shortly students will be heading back to school. This comes with a variety of feelings including, excitement, curiosity and determination to make this the best year ever.  However,

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Stop the Bullying!

Bullying hurts everyone. Take a stand against bullying. This article is intended to provide tips for parents, teachers and administrators to stop the bullying!

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