Michael D. Simpson, General Counsel to the National Education Association, says you can be sued personally for money damages if you witness instances of bullying and harassment and fail to act.
In this “Children First” video, ABC 30 reporters investigate schools’ efforts to address bullying in California’s Central Valley, highlighting the CHARACTER COUNTS! program at Divisadero Middle School in Visalia.
In the second part of the documentary Children Full of Life, Mr. Kanamori confronts his students about bullying. Finally, it is through their letter writing that the children take responsibility for their mistakes.
As Manager of Humane Education at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix, Dr. Kris Haley uses the Six Pillars of Character to teach kids about having empathy and compassion for animals – and each other. We love hearing about new applications for CHARACTER COUNTS!, so we asked Dr. Haley a few questions.
The most effective way to combat bullying is to prevent it in the first place. But what if the problem has already infected a school or youth center? Have the adults at your organization ever made a concerted effort to determine how much bullying goes on? Look for the signs Without ever witnessing an incident, […]
In Bird Child, the beautiful newcomer by Canadian teacher Nan Forler, birdlike Eliza has a wise mom who gifts her as an infant with a lifelong skill: wings to fly. This includes not only the ability stay positive, but also the ability to see solutions to situations and choices for conflicts.
For many kids, this brief vacation away from home is a joyous time. For others, it can be more like an episode of “Survival” or a chapter from Lord of the Flies. That’s because bullies go to camp, too. And because anti-bullying training and prevention programs, which have become the “in” thing in schools, are […]
Some of the most common misunderstandings about bullying: Only boys bully. Once a bully, always a bully. There is more bullying at larger schools or in larger classes. Bullying is a result of competition and the struggle to achieve good grades at school. Students are usually victims of bullying because of physical differences. There is […]
Bullying on campuses not only affects immediate victims, but alters the entire school climate. Witnesses can suffer as well. A 2005 study by researchers Adrienne Nishina and Jaana Juvonen examined sixth-grade students’ perceptions of bullying. It affirmed that bullying affects not just the victim, but all bystanders, regardless of their role. “Anxious feelings increased regardless […]
Bullying victims tend to be polar opposites of bullies. They are often shy and quiet, with few friends and little social support at school. They may be physically weak or lack confidence in their strength. Hence, they rarely stand up to bullies. Victims often have poor social skills. One study showed that students and teachers […]