What if there was schoolyard bullying in the workplace? That's the question a recent anti-bullying video out of France poses -- and it's one of the most powerful ads we've seen.
Asia Colvin's insight:
This bullying anti-ad shows schoolyard bullying in a way that adults can understand. Because school officials seem to so easily ignore bullying, the makers of this ad decided to do something that would surprise and horrify adults and hopefully help everyone to see bullying in a very real way.
A Bully in Victim's Clothing. Written by Walter Hudson on 10 December 2013 . On today's Fightin Words podcast: The push has begun to pass a so-called "anti-bullying bill" in the 2014 Minnesota legislative session.
Bullying doesn't just affect school-aged youth. Think about how much bullying in schools is neglected and that will probably take you to the realization that bullying is happening in the workplace too. This article sheds light on how workplace bullying affects employers.
School districts statewide are poorly enforcing or even shrugging off their own anti-bullying policies in severe harassment cases, a Herald review has found, as legislators mull ways to toughen the state’s landmark 2010 bullying law.
A review of 22 noncompliance letters sent to school districts by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education reveals cases where administrators — presented with allegations of egregious taunting and assault — failed to interview victims or witnesses, kept parents in the dark and haphazardly documented the steps they were taking to address bullying.
“They certainly raise some serious questions about whether or not some of the instances are being handled appropriately,” state Rep. Alice Peisch, co-chairwoman of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education, said of the letters. “I actually would like to take a closer look at that.”
The Legislature is considering changes that would toughen bullying notification and reporting requirements in the law that was enacted after the bullying-related suicides of Carl Walker-Hoover, 11, of Springfield in 2009 and Phoebe Prince, 15, of South Hadley in 2010.
Parents dissatisfied with their schools’ handling of bullying allegations have submitted 83 complaints to the state since 2011. The 22 cases that prompted the state to order corrective actions — mostly additional staff training at schools — included:
Bully-Proof your Preschooler – Part 2: EMPATHY In our last article, Bully-Proof Your Preschooler, we featured tips and signs for helping young children deal with aggressors. Today we’ll take a look at empathy and its role in prevention.
Why empathy matters Empathy is the ability to understand and identify with another person’s feelings. It includes regulating one’s own emotions and is central to success in social relationships. Children who are empathic are less likely to use aggression.
Empathy has to be taught Although there is evidence that the human brain may be pre-wired for empathy, just ask a group of toddlers to share a toy and you’ll see plenty of evidence that empathy doesn’t come naturally! It has to be taught. That’s why you play a crucial role in the development of empathy skills – starting in infancy.
Social network aims to Be 'bully-free zone' for kids Fox Business But once social network is positioning itself as a safe place for teens we -- it currently has more than twenty million users -- eight million dollars in funding.
New York Daily News Charges dropped against girls in Florida cyber-bullying suicide case NBCNews.com (blog) His client and the other girl were arrested in October, more than a month after Rebecca Sedwick jumped to her death from a cement plant...
And cyber-bullying messages can be posted anonymously and distributed to a very wide audience, in a matter of minutes. When you are bullied by someone during a face-to-face interaction, you can immediately understand ...
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