anti-bullying

We need a positive culture not just for schools but also for the teachers’ strike

BC Premier Christy Clark just announced a $2 million strategy and anti-bullying program to keep school kids safe. As she rightly points out, laws and punishments do not work and we need to “create a positive school culture.” She stated correctly that, “educators need tools to be able to deal with conflicts in an appropriate way”.  …

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I adore Rick Mercer

I love Rick Mercer. And I love his recent rant (video) which went viral. Routing Number BANCFIRST When 15 year old Jamie Hubley died due to gay-bulling we each choose to do something. Sadly much of the media made it seem like an individual or isolated event. One Vancouver Sun editorial suggested that bullying of gays has existed …

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Why bullying programs do not work for girls

As back to school approaches, I urge parents to look at their school policy on bullying. Most schools have an anti-bullying policy.  But many don’t work and a recent article on SueScheff.s blog partially explains why.  http://suescheffblog.com/2011/08/anti-bullying-programs-do-they-work/ So many people and books get girl-bullying all wrong. The popular books on relational aggression fail to see …

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