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Category Archive: Bullying Prevention

Bullying At School: How To Tell If Your Child’s In Imminent Danger

We get frequent emails from parents in distress, trying to guide their child through severe bullying at school. When a parent worries that their child is in real or imminent danger of physical or emotional abuse, the time to act is NOW! We’ve had a lot of these requests, where the situation is potentially volatile. …

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Bullying: A Pain in the Brain

Need Another Reason To Stop Bullying At Its Earliest Stages? Bullying Can Cause Long-Term Brain Damage Think bullying is just “boys will be boys” or “girls will be girls”, to be endured until high school recedes in the rear view mirror? Think again. Bullying’s effects are felt deeper and stay with us far longer than …

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International Day of Pink – April 10, 2013

Pink Shirt Day began in 2007 when two Grade 12 students, David Shepherd and Travis Price from Berwick, Nova Scotia (near Halifax, Canada), stood up in defense of a Grade 9 boy being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Their everyday heroism spread like wildfire – through their school, their community, their province, their country, and out …

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Girls’ Respect Groups: A Great Way to Build Respect in Your Kids

In our last post, we discussed the connection between bullying and respect.  But how do we keep kids grounded in respect? It’s a building process, unfortunately, not as simple as paying kids excessive compliments or giving everyone participation trophies for sports events. To build self-respect, kids must have many chances to build their competence and …

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Respect: The ONLY Solution To Bullying

On March 29, 2013, I will be joining countless others in supporting International Stand Up to Bullying Day. After nearly 20 years of working in kids’ bullying prevention, it becomes clear that the driving force behind bullying is lack of respect, for self and others. Kids grounded in respect won’t bully others to get or maintain …

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Why Stronger Anti-Bullying Laws Aren’t The Answer

Anti-bullying laws are like the out-of-bounds markers on a ski hill. They’ll catch you if you go seriously off course, but once you’ve gone that far, the damage is already done. The best line down the hill is considerably inside those markers. With bullying, pushing a child until they “almost” commit suicide might be technically …

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Random Acts of Kindness Week (Feb 11-17, 2013)

Here’s a holiday we love to celebrate! Kindness brings out the best in everyone, especially when someone’s behaving badly. It’s easy to be kind when people are well-behaved, right? The challenge is when someone’s behavior is really trying my patience. When I can control my patience in the face of someone’s difficult behavior, I become …

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