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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: It's all about power and control. Dealing with the effects of bullying is not as conducive as dealing with the cause. Unfortunately, it's all down to 'mindset', the childhood, the experiences, the conditioning and the environment. Until we have leaders that lead by example, aspirations that are achievable for children and a mindset that supports this, bullying can only (in my opinion) be tackled through the mindset of the victim. Power struggles in the home, in the playground, the boardroom and even the bedroom, I reckon in a thousand years, historians will remark on our society as still in it's infancy.

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