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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 18 2013: This is a topic that should be addressed. Nice one Michael !

    One of the key problems is a that, in numerous cases, a bully does not always realise that they are bullying, or in the point I'm trying to make, the normal everyday person/child does not realise when they are bullying. A large proportion of bullying is done because of the "bully" is unaware of the harm they cause, rather than being malicious with intent.

    This, with regards to your proposal, could be linked. Perhaps people see what is acceptable on TV (a view of society in a box).

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