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Principle Number Four: Justice Makes Right

Siding with apparent victims against bullies isn’t automatically moral.

Published on June 3, 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.

In the lawless world of nature, Might makes right: the fittest survive; the strongest get what they want; it’s a dog-eat-dog world. There is no concept of crime because there is no law other than the law of nature, which is might makes right.

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Anti-Bullying Laws Punish the Taxpayer

You and I pay for counterproductive anti-bullying laws. Published on December 7, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying If you are like most people in the modern world, you have been in favor of strong anti-bullying laws. Everyone seems to be in love with these laws and want to see them […]

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What The Wizard of Oz Can Teach Us about Bullying

We are ignoring the eternal message of this great film. Published on November 24, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying I am writing this on Thanksgiving. When I was growing up, it was the day that NBC annually broadcast The Wizard of Oz, helping to make it the most frequently watched […]

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Academic Voices of Sanity in the World of Anti-Bully Hysteria

Scientists who dare to criticize anti-bully teachings deserve support. Published on November 4, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying Ever since Columbine brought the psychological field of bullying to worldwide prominence, I’ve been warning about the problems with this field and been vilified for it by anti-bully activists. Once in a […]

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Help Wanted: Bullying Researchers with True Grit

Without courage, researchers will never discover the solution to bullying. Published on October 30, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying Are you a serious researcher on bullying and/or aggression? Are you interested in conducting a study that might uncover the solution to bullying that the schools of the world have been […]

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Open Letter to Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

Published on October 13, 2011 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying Honorable Mr. Duncan: Regarding: How to solve the problem of bullying with no extra budget Our country is facing a crisis over the problem of bullying in schools. President Obama labeled it an “epidemic.” The U.S. Department of Education acknowledged the […]

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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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