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Rebecca Sedwick | bullying | civil lawsuits | Rebecca's Law

Rebecca Sedwick | bullying | civil lawsuits | Rebecca's Law | Bullying | Scoop.it
That will include pursuing a new state law — dubbed Rebecca's Law — to criminalize bullying, a new federal law requiring schools to follow strict procedures to curb bullying and civil lawsuits against Rebecca's bullies, he and ...
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I sympathize with this family. I would not want to lose our children because they feel they cannot cope with being bullied. As a defense mechanism we have to teach our children that the world is a  rough place. We need to return to the days when we taught them to fight back and defend themselves. I constantly tell my children that they need to fight with words and they should not be afraid of anyone. We constantly emphasis the need to respect others and never ever trouble anyone.  I do not expect any of my kids to  come home to tell me that they did not respect the feelings of their classmates. I think that parents need to teach children how to behave before the problem arise. We must open the opportunity for constant dialogue so that we can help children solve the problems they are having. Implementing legal consequences may change the culture of schools, and we may lose some rights. I am curious to see how these legislations would be worded.    I believe that discipline and character begins at home and we need to teach our kids how to be strong. They have a Jamaican adage that says “Jackass say the world no level”. With that in mind I say that children will face obstacles at all stages in life so they must learn to deal with it.

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School safety group told bullying the root of many problems - WNCN

School safety group told bullying the root of many problems - WNCN | Bullying | Scoop.it
School safety group told bullying the root of many problems WNCN "Seventy-five per cent of kids that did school shootings said the reason they did shootings was because they wanted to retaliate for being bullied," said Billy Lassiter, the director...
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Having 75% of the students attributing bullying for the reason they have decided to bring a gun to school and use it is major issue that we must find solutions to. Many children may not wish to discuss what they are experiencing as they fair backlash from the bullies or they are unsure how the adults may interpret the situation. Parents need to know the signs of bullying. If you have a child that is scared to go to school then you may want to consider that something may be wrong. There may be little signs that an intervention needs to happen but you must look for these signs. You have to help you children to understand that doing nothing to curb these bullies is a way of giving them power over you. Power is very important to people that bullies other. It is unlikely that they will continue to bully you if you learn to fight back. I am reluctant to get the cops involve as I think kids matter should be resolved by parents and teachers. In the event that that is not possible you may need to call the cops before it gets violent. Bring a gun to school is never the best suggestion and kids need to understand that.  This task force will work on solution to prevent bullying and I am anticipating the finding of their research. Many parents often look at it as kid’s stuff but the tides have changed and we must teach our children not to interfere with others as it may cost them their lives. Children that are constant teased and bullied may feel isolated, depressed, and defeated. These are not a good way for anyone for anyone to feel so they may retaliate by hurting someone.   

 

 

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10 ways to tackle cyberbullying in schools

10 ways to tackle cyberbullying in schools | Bullying | Scoop.it
Student-led anti-bullying strategies, workshops for parents and circle time sessions are some of the suggestions from education experts on how schools can tackle bullying (10 ways to tackle cyberbullying in schools
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Developing a sense of empathy for others is an important principle for our children. Cyber-bullying is on the rise and many children can get very cruel since they think they are hiding behind the keyboard and no one will know what they are doing. Parents need to closely monitor what their children are doing on the computers this way they can see if they are bullying anyone or if they are being bullied by their peers. Children should be encouraged to keep their password private and to not tolerate people who reapedly use mean languages to them on social medias as Twitter or Facebook. In the event that our children are experiencing cyber-bulling we run the problem of who to call for help. Do we call the parents of the child doing the bullying or do we call the school or the cops? Honestly, I think you can start by contacting the school and if no result can be reached I would call the cops as they have the resources that could investigate who is actually doing these things. Many kids learn how to hide behind fabricated user names and think that they cannot be discovered. Parents need to let their children know about the consequences to bullying.  Children should be encouraged to follow the thumb rule of doing on to other as you would want them to do to you. Starting the dialogue early may help to alleviate the situation as children can be taught how to respect others.   

 

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Psychotherapy Networker » Bullying in Schools: What to Do When Officials Can’t Help

Psychotherapy Networker » Bullying in Schools: What to Do When Officials Can’t Help | Bullying | Scoop.it
Almost nothing evokes more fear and dread in parents today than the omnipresent specter of social cruelty and bullying in schools.
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This article deals with a problem that is very important to parents. The author needs to add a few of the resources available to parents. I understand that it may have been omitted as a strategy to thwart readers’ curiosity so they may want to read the book, but adding a few sources would be just as effective. Finding the leader in the pack can definitely change the behavior of the followers. As teachers we have to know our students personalities and if we can help the child that are bullied by getting the leader to change the trend then I think we should try. The students seems to be immune to the discipline doled out by the school. I remember the days when a suspension or reprimand from the Principal was a HUGE deal. To make matters worse you would not want them calling your parents however nothing seems to phase these kids and that is a concern for me as they seem to be more daring each semester.

 

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