Despite Schools best intentions and efforts, there will always be bullying they cannot control. We'll tell you exactly what to do about it to protect your child. Learn the difference between actual security and security theater.
2. The majority of the school anti-bullying programs were developed first to limit the school's liability. Where does that leave the child's safety? Shouldn't children's safety be the FIRST priority?
3. None of the most commonly used bullying prevention programs were developed by professional protectors. Think about it. The good news is that our bullying prevention program program was.
Did you know that the majority of bullying takes place while not in the presence of teachers?
5. Schools often do not even address physical violence. The only answer most will give is to walk away or tell a teacher. How does this address the scenario of a child being physically abused? We believe every child has a fundamental God-given right to self-defense. Suspension or not, nobody has the right to harm your child. In the absence of practical physical de-escalation skills, children resort to what then know. Look at this example.
"With kids, being protected is doubly important because they can otherwise develop coping methods that are counterproductive. A wisdom from Nature applies: When the dominant do not protect the vulnerable, the the vulnerable seek to become dominant." -Gavin de Becker
The Truth About Bullying You Already Know From Life Experience
The same fear-based thinking and political agenda efforts yielded the security theater we all now endure at the airport. Rather than using proven methods of increasing security (such as training airline employes on PINS, Pre-Incident Indicators, and using the lesser expensive and more effective trained dogs) we now have exorbitantly expensive, line delaying, overly invasive scanners.
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This section of the Resource Guide offers a look at what has been learned and accomplished, in five key areas, by the schools, districts and community-based organizations participating in The Colorado Trust’s Bullying Prevention Initiative (BPI):
- Creating and sustaining a healthier social climate in schools and communities
- Building collective commitment to address the bullying problem in partnership
- Implementing prevention/intervention strategies that take into account not just the large majority of kids who neither bully or are bullied, but who witness bullying on a regular basis
- Involving young people as active allies and advocates in bullying prevention efforts
- Developing cultural competency strategies, skills and programs that are inclusive and enhance communication and relationship building.
To find out more about the initiative, click here.