As a follow up to my three part series in the Toledo Free Press that discusses What Works? What Doesn’t? in regards to bullying, Susan Porter has some extremely important comments for us all to pay attention to. Check out her Youtube interview based on her book “Bully Nation: Why America’s Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone.” Porter addresses the issues of labeling kids and how anti-bullying laws and no tolerance policies are hurting rather than helping kids.
No one in or outside of Toledo can say our city isn’t taking bullying seriously and engaging the community in anti-bullying efforts. Thursday September 26 is case in point. At Continue Reading →
In Part I of this series reference is made to the least effective bullying prevention strategies; such as merchandising and pledge signing. Although fairly harmless, these approaches have not been Continue Reading →
To recap Part I of this series, I discussed a number of bullying prevention strategies found to be least effective in current research with 13,177 students ages 11-19 (grades 5-12) Continue Reading →
On Martin Luther King Day, I had the fortunate opportunity to attend an anti-bullying educator workshop hosted by Lenawee County Intermediate School District, sponsored by Judge Gregg Iddings of Lenawee Continue Reading →