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Principle Number Three: The Golden Rule

Moral school bullying policies must conform to the Golden Rule.
Published on May 11, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying

This is an installment in a series called “Ten Principles for Moral Discipline”. They are meant to form the basis of a moral, effective school bullying policy.

There are numerous ways to express the Golden Rule:

  • Love thy neighbor as thyself.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Whatever is hateful to yourself, do not do to others.
  • Be nice to people even when they are mean to you. (Izzy Kalman’s version)
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Senator Oley Larsen, the Best Friend of North Dakotan Schools

Misunderstood senator bravely combats misguided anti-bullying laws.
Published on March 9, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying

It is easy to go along with the crowd. But to be one of the only people in the world actively taking a position against history’s most popular crusade–the anti-bully movement–takes unparalleled courage.

Such a person is Senator Oley Larsen, who in the past month has become North Dakota’s most despised individual. What very few people realize, though, is that he is actually their school’s best friend.

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Principle Number Two: Actions Speak Louder Than Words–Or–Practice What You Preach

Practice_What_You_PreachWe can’t teach bullying is wrong by bullying bullies.

Published on January 27, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying

This is an installment in a series called “Ten Principles for Moral Discipline”

You have probably heard the expression, Children learn from what we do, not from what we say. If they just did what we said, life would be terrific. We could simply tell them to be nice all the time, and then they will be nice. And we would be rid of bullying both at home and in school. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work this way, as you have certainly learned by now if you are a parent or teacher.

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Norway Massacre: What It Reveals About the Olweus Bullying Program

Is Norwegian compassion the secret to Olweus’ positive research results?

Published on August 11, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying

Breivik_massacreOn Friday, July 22, the most horrific non-wartime shooting spree in history was committed in the peace-loving country of Norway. Following his bombing of a government building in Oslo, killing eight people, Anders Breivik, on a crazed mission to get his homeland to reverse its liberal policy towards Muslim immigration, dressed up as a police officer and shot to death 69 youngsters at a summer camp on the island of Utoya. 

It should not surprise us that even in a small country of five million people, once in many years one deranged individual will commit an unexpected act of mass murder.

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