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Michael Rose

Child, Adolescent & Family Therapist, Youth in Need

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How can we help to prevent bullying?

As a society that revels in TV series such as Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore and other "Reality" TV shows, how are we supposed to stop bullying within schools?

If we preach what to do or what not to do when confronted by bullying behaviors, but never follow through with consequences, how can we expect our students to continue to have faith in the faculty's true want to get rid of bullying.

How can we expect our children to stop bullying if we, as grown ups, are watching these shows.... making fun of the people on them, judging them, calling them names?

How can we change the structure of learning to help increase education, not only in the academic sense, but also in the sense of what it means to be a human being?

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  • Mar 14 2013: There is only one serious way to address bullying and that is a fundamental reform of education to include social development foundations, imperatives and integrated working models which result a balance or competition and cooperation. As long as western education is predicated solely on competition and is almost 100% neglectful of social development i.e. the manners in which students understand and transact authority and facilitate their hidden academic potentials into assets and socio-political capital, social defaults will remain as they are with much of the younger generation only achieving a veneer of civilization while acting out animal territorialism and dominance and submission behind authority's back.

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