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Opinion Thu Oct 31, - As if we needed to be more aware of it. The US government has a website, a Facebook page and an app to help parents combat the scourge of bullying.
No wonder schools are rolling out anti-bullying programs. But do they actually work? According to a widely-publicised study in the Journal of Criminologyperhaps not.
Researchers at University of Texas at Arlington and Michigan State University found that students at schools with anti-bullying programs are more likely to be victims than students at schools without them: However, people, including psychological researchers, despise bullies and want to see them eradicated, so they refuse to accept what the growing body of knowledge is telling them.
They stubbornly insist the solution is to implement the counterproductive strategies more intensively.
So this latest study is really, really important news. We are spending time and money on programs intended to protect children from being bullied and they end up in greater danger of being bullied!
Still worse, the researchers fail to accept the results of their own study. Instead of concluding that we need to get rid of anti-bullying programs because they are making the problem worse, or that we need to look for a radically different approach to the problem of bullying, they did what researchers typically do: They require everyone in the school and in the general community to be involved in stopping bullying.
They require actively going after bullies once the bullying has been committed. By the way, the great majority of bullying is verbal or relational. How will metal detectors and locker searches help?
Or do we just hire "speech security guards" to accompany students at all times? These programs are failing because they are turning schools into totalitarian police systems in which everything students say and do to each other come under the jurisdiction of the school authorities.
Totalitarian police systems are not friendly, happy places. They punish people for speaking and assembling freely. They make the populace suspicious and hateful by turning them into spies and informers against each other.
They make people suspicious and hateful of the authorities as well for monitoring all their behavior and punishing them for things that should be none of their business.
Thank heaven for the wisdom of researchers! Reprinted with permission from MercatorNet Finished reading? You can make a difference, too!
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[Senator and boxing legend] Manny Pacquiao says we’re not human. They should just let us be. – Edgar T., an year-old gay high school student in Manila, February Schools should be safe.
Schools Should Implement Bully Awareness Programs Yes, schools should implement bully awareness programs as there are far too many bullies in the United States' schools. Bullies make children feel unsafe, and if a child feels unsafe, the learning enviroment of the school is compromised. Implementing Bullying Prevention Programs in Schools: A How-To Guide DRAFT February 23, approach would be to implement both types of programs.
Schools can think about SEL programs as a foundation upon which the bullying specific content should be delivered. Aug 30, · Mandate: The Standards for Accreditation of Arkansas Public Schools () detail the course requirements for students: in grades K-8 all students must receive instruction in health and safety (the amount is not specified), and students in grades must complete a unit course for graduation.
Curriculum Content: Arkansas has not formally adopted state standards for health education. Although no federal law directly addresses bullying, in some cases, bullying overlaps with discriminatory harassment when it is based on race, national origin, color, sex, age, disability, or religion.