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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 17 2013: The modern epidemic of bullying may be an effect of a continually growing inequality in socioeconomic situations combined with the glamorization of silly, abhorrent, and destructive lifestyles. Social media allows a more brazen crowd sourced bullying behavior to occur. The answer is for us all to be gentle, kind and understanding first to ourselves and then to all others. We must celebrate our diversity and our commonalities. We must echo again and again that we are all the same and really want the same things most of the time. We must teach our children and hope that they will teach theirs to do likewise

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