There are many myths about bullies. For one, they don’t appear spontaneously. Individual, family, and school factors all combine to produce them. Another myth is that they are loners. In fact, most bullies are not socially isolated and report having an easier time making friends than non-bullies. Their social network is often their key source […]
It is the ideal that all programs aim to produce: kids who don’t bully other kids and have the personality and character traits that discourage and resist bullying. These are some of the characteristics of those students: They don’t adamantly insist on their own way. They are flexible, entertain other agendas, and don’t have control […]
Our national ethics survey of American youth finds one in three high schoolers stealing from a store in the past year, two in five lying to save money, and eight out of ten lying to their parents.
In this lesson, students identify troublesome behaviors and use critical thinking to determine which Pillars they can lean on to counter them. Also check out these lesson plans for Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day.
Is bullying like a disease? For which the only antidote is a little taste of social exclusion? The findings of a recent study at Northwestern University suggest that those who haven’t been bullied underestimate its effects.
If you’re looking for a gourmet bullying-prevention resource, try Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are, a spicy story about Lucy, a wide-eyed, curly-locked child with a uniquely-flavored zest for life.
In his new book, education expert Samuel Casey Carter examines 12 public and charter schools “where confident children joyfully strive to accomplish worthy goals in concert with their friends.” Carter specifically applauds the CHARACTER COUNTS! program at Hinsdale Central High School in suburban Chicago.
We can combat bullying by coming down hard on the bullies, but we also need to prevent kids from becoming bullies in the first place. In a recent New York Times Opinionator column, David Bornstein writes about Roots of Empathy, a Canadian program that helps children grow their empathy.
Bullying has taken center stage in the news recently and there are several approaches being advocated to tackle it. What does your school do (or your kids’ school, if you’re a parent) to prevent and tackle bullying?
In our recent nationwide survey, half of all high school students admit they bullied someone in the past year, and nearly half say they were bullied, teased, or taunted in a way that seriously upset them.