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Archive for ‘Bullies’ Category

Alarming Rates of Cyberbullying

I just read a very interesting U.S. News article about cyberbullying among school-aged kids. Cyberbullying refers to the use of internet or other technology to repeatedly hurt or embarrass someone. According to one study in the article, 43% of students in middle school and high school have experienced cyberbullying. Cyberbullying has many harmful effects in… Read More

‘Mean Girls’ Author Talks To Teens

Christine S. Moyer writes about a presentation by Rosalind Wiseman: Wiseman is the author of several books, including Queen Bees & Wannabes, which inspired the 2004 movie, Mean Girls. And during an assembly Wednesday, Wiseman used a melange of personal stories, clips and a power point presentation to urge students to look beyond cultural expectations… Read More

Bullying Education In Willmar, Minnesota

Willmar [Minnesota] Police Officer Marilee Dorn talked to about 50 parents about the characteristics of bullies and their targets and about what parents and others can try to do about them. “Generally, bullying involves an imbalance of power,” Dorn said. “It involves one person being happy and another being miserable.” Not every incident of “rough… Read More

Confidence Is Key In Kids’ Self-Defense

A Wisconsin instructor said the most important aspect of self-defense isn’t physical at all; it’s emotional, especially in children. “The most important part is the confidence and assertiveness training,” said Greg Schaalma, chief instructor at Martial Arts America. “We teach how to use strong eye contact, strong body language and how to use their voices… Read More

Bully Advice For Kids

While surfing the web today, I came across an AOL member’s website with tips for children about bullying. As adults or parents, preventing bulling involves two measures. Not only do we need to teach children how to deal with bullies, but also we need to teach children not to be bullies. Please share these tips… Read More