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Playground Politics

School Dodgeball Ban: New Hampshire District Stops ‘Human Target’ Sports, Citing Bullying. Students attending Windham schools in New Hampshire won’t be dodging balls during gym class anymore. The school district voted to ban dodgeball and other “human target” sports in a recent 4-1 decision, according to multiple sources. “We spend a lot of time making […]

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The Top 10 Anti Bullying Tips for Victims

IDENTIFY the difference between jokes and serious statements. CHOOSE friends with caution. Friends can be bullies, too. WALK AWAY because your self respect is important to your well-being. ACCEPT an apology from a bully only when you feel they deserve it. EXPRESS your feelings appropriately, don’t let it get to the point where you seek […]

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Do Bully’s Have Low Self-Esteem?

Psychologists used to believe that bullies have low self-esteem, and put down other people in order to feel better about themselves. While many bullies are themselves bullied at home or at school, new research shows that most bullies actually have excellent self-esteem. Bullies usually have a sense of entitlement and superiority over others, and lack […]

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Everybody Knows

Yes, everybody does know. In this world of dysfunction, deviance and denial how could anyone not know? In the world of education there are things that go on that are so obvious that denying them is just embarrassing and we all should be red faced. There is an 800 pound gorilla in the room and […]

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10 Hardcore Signs That a Child is Being Cyber bullied

Does the child spend long hours on the computer and or a mobile device? Does the child close his or her browser or mail windows immediately when an educator and/or parent enter the room? Is the child evasive when an educator and/or parent ask about his or her Internet activity Is the child’s history folder […]

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White Noise

Everyone needs a certain amount of praise and affirmation. Children are no different, if anything they need to know that the positive behaviors that they exhibit are recognized and appreciated frequently by teachers and by parents. Praise when offered appropriately to children will no doubt encourage them to continue with the positive behaviors of respect […]

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Dharun Ravi

If you follow the news and are involved in the anti bullying movement in New Jersey you will probably know this name well. If you don’t this name means nothing to you at all. Dharun Ravi is the young student who used a webcam to spy on his roommate Tyler Clementi having sex with a […]

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Loneliness

The world is a lonely place. We have all heard this before. Eight billion people on the planet, yet many struggle with loneliness. I don’t mean being alone, we all enjoy our alone time now and again. I am talking about being in a room full of people and being lonely. It may not be […]

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Tell Me How To Fix This

I saw the movie Bully Last night: one of the few folks in my circle who waited this long to see it. I mean I am an anti bullying consultant, and I should have been waiting on line to see it sooner but last night was the night. I will say that I received a […]

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Life Lessons

Some Great Stuff. It Does Make Sense.  1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. […]

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