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Proposal for a Rational Moral School Bullying Policy Based on The Golden Rule

By Israel C. Kalman, MS, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Director, Bullies to Buddies, Inc. Students, Parents, Staff and Community at Large: School anti-bullying laws require us to develop an anti-bullying policy. We are hereby presenting our anti-bullying policy that is based on the Golden Rule. We have chosen the Golden Rule as our guide because […]

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Proposal for a Rational Moral School Bullying Policy

Proposal for a Rational, Moral School Bullying Policy Based on The Golden Rule By Israel C. Kalman, MS, Nationally Certified School Psychologist Director, Bullies to Buddies, Inc. Students, Parents, Staff and Community at Large: School anti-bullying laws require us to develop an anti-bullying policy. We are hereby presenting our anti-bullying policy that is based on […]

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Why Psychology is Failing to Solve the Problem of Bullying

by Izzy Kalman, MS, NCSP

April 20, 2010 marked the 11th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, the event that woke our nation to the problem of bullying. Since then, almost all of our fifty states have passed school anti-bullying laws, holding schools responsible for getting rid of bullying. This development has been a great boon for mental health professionals, particularly those that serve schools and students. We have now been handed a wonderful new way to prove our relevance to schools by helping to eliminate bullying.

But this blessing for our professions comes with a problem of its own. How are we to accomplish this needed reduction in bullying? The research shows that most anti-bullying programs are not particularly effective (Smith, et.al, 2004; Vreeman, R., Carroll, A. 2007; Merrell, K. W. & Isava, D. M. 2008).

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