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Kids Who Believe in a “Just World” Engage in Less Bullying Behavior

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

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Recent research indicates that kids who believe in a “Just World” are less likely to engage in bullying behavior.

If you’re not familiar with the “Just World” concept it breaks down into three parts.

First is trust that others will treat you justly now and in the future. With this comes the belief that you’ll be rewarded justly for your actions in the future.

The second part is being able to compensate when you’re presented with an injustice. This can either be done mentally by minimizing its impact on you, or by taking actions that restore justice to your life.

The final part is to personally behave in a way that’s just so you can be part of maintaining balance in a just world. (more…)

 

Links Found Between Parenting and Bullying Behavior

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

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Most of the attention regarding bullying has been directed at schools. While it’s certainly important for every child to have a safe learning environment, an aspect that often gets overlooked is the role parents play.

Recent research published in the North American Journal of Psychology examines this and revealed some interesting findings. (more…)

 

Olympic Gold Medalist Almost Quit Sport Because of Bullying

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

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In a recent interview with Oprah Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said that being bullied almost made her give up gymnastics!

One of the most common effects of bullying is that victims will give up on what they love. This is an example of that. What’s amazing though is how she was able to overcome being bullied to do something incredible. (more…)

 

Anti-Bullying Tactic: Complements?

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

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Cyber bullying is at the heart of the bullying battleground. Social networking sites like Facebook frequently come under fire. With new lines of communication come new channels for bullying and harassment.

What’s less talked about is that these same channels can be used to make a difference and promote a culture of caring.

Enter a recent Huffington Post article about Facebook complement pages. This is a growing trend at many schools. (more…)

 

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks Out About Bullying

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

This is not the first time the Obama administration has spoken out about bullying. In this two minute video Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shares here thoughts. (more…)

 

Study Finds Correlation Between Bullying and Suicidal Thoughts

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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We know that bullying may lead to brain damage and even lower test scores, but this one’s new…

According to US News and World Report, a recent study suggests that bullying may raise the risk of suicidal thoughts. (more…)

 

Educators Miss Around 96% of Bullying Incidents

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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Surprised? Don’t be.

This info comes from an article published late last year in Educational Leadership (citation below). From the article…

Educators can easily get the false impression that bullying is not a problem in their school. That’s because teachers and administrators typically see only about 4 percent of bullying incidents.

The bullying problem is a lot bigger than we realize. Why is so little of it observed? Why don’t we see it happening? (more…)

 

The Ultimate Bullying Solution: A Culture of Caring

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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Our home state of Ohio is still reeling after the recent violence at Chardon High School. It’s a sobering reminder that we need to stand against bullying.

We know that most anti-bullying programs don’t work. What can we do to make a difference? (more…)

 

Most Anti-bullying Programs Don’t Work! (Here’s What to Do About It!)

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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A while back we did a post on why we take a different approach to anti-bullying assemblies.

Most presentations try to “scare the kids straight”. They hammer on the harmful effects of bullying and try to create change by making everyone feel miserable.

We’ve been skeptical of this approach from day one. We believe it makes a bad situation worse.

Turns out we’re right. There’s academic research to back it up. “Preaching” at the kids and following up with severe punishments doesn’t work.

There was a peer reviewed article published on this back in October 2011. It’s cited at the end of this post. Here are a few crucial bits that I feel are relevant. (more…)

 

Are You Concerned About How 20% of Students Stand Against Bullying?

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Two boys against wall. One is bullying the other.

You should be concerned… Very concerned…

Over 13,000 kids from 5th – 12th grade were surveyed. They were asked what steps they’ve taken to stand against bullying.

  • 20% Hit or Fought the Bully!
  • 27% Made Plans to Get Back at or Fight the Bully!

Concerned yet? You should be. That means that 1 in 5 kids who were the targets of bullying resorted to physical violence! Worse yet, 1 in 4 either seriously considered violence or some other way of “getting even”. (more…)

 
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