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National school safety expert speaks about GreenZone and ProText My School on NPR’s Closer Look with Rose Scott

“The school is the community, and the community is the school. We’ve got to stop separating them for safety purposes.” That was the message shared recently by Bobby Kipper, executive director for the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, as a guest on NPR’s Closer Look with Rose Scott in Atlanta. Kipper was…

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Making the Distinction Between Self-Esteem and Selfish Esteem

This issue is well articulated by Jon Siebels, the Guitarist of Eve 6, in his blog on the Huffington Post, “School Bullying: To End It, We Must Change Our Culture”. “When I think of bullies,” Siegel writes, “the first thing that comes to my mind is that a bully is someone who is overcompensating for…

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Start “Bully Talks” With Your Kids About Daily Life and Feelings With Questions Like These:

What was one good thing that happened today? Any bad things? What is lunchtime like at your school? Who do you sit with? What do you talk about? If applicable, what is it like to ride the school bus? When it comes time for some direct talk about bullies, you might want to consider the…

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Leave Nothing Unsaid with Your Child: Have Regular “Bully Talks”

One of the first things we should observe is our children’s relationship with their friends. If you don’t see any interaction with classmates or neighborhood kids, this could be an open message that your child is struggling socially. If your child does have frequent interaction with friends, part of your discussion with him or her…

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What Bullying and Gangs Have in Common

[one_half] BULLIES                                                       Want recognition Love “the show” Don’t mind hurting others Like strength in numbers* Seek dominance Disrespect authority Want to be admired Often pay a heavy price…

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Between Meanness and Bullying

Both meanness and bullying can involve an imbalance of power between the bully and victim with that imbalance including both social class and physical differences.  But meanness has a subjective component and what one person perceives as mean or even cruel behavior may be more the result of underdeveloped social skills and unintentional slights on…

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At What Age Does Bullying Become a Danger to Kids?

While bullying can occur even in the pre-school period of a child’s life, it often reaches its peak when most boys are at puberty and trying to impress the girls who have reached that point an average of two years earlier. While some studies show that the direct physical assault aspect of bullying peaks in…

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Understand All Five Traditional Forms of Bullying

Isolation Many of us can remember not being invited to a party or social function. We may also remember days when we were not picked for the kickball team or maybe sat alone at the lunch table. Part of this behavior may be due to the normal developmental insensitivity that many children exhibit toward their…

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Two More Myths to Dispel About Bullying

MYTH: Cyberbullying is just mean kids acting out in social media. That may be true, but this new media is incredibly powerful and broad in scope. The choice by some adults to minimize their own exposure to social media has served to increase the potential for younger people to be victimized through social networking. While…