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Principle Number Six: Turn the Other Cheek

The ancient solution to physical bullying Published on May 21, 2012 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. Much of the aggression among children is physical. […]

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Principle Number Five: Love Your Enemy

The anti-bully movement is unintentionally promoting hatred. 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. Published on February 20, 2012 by Izzy Kalman in A Psychological Solution to Bullying The idea of “loving your enemy” was […]

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Anti-Bully Laws Are a Violation of the Golden Rule

by Izzy KalmanMarch 25, 2010Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying Governments all over the world have been passing school anti-bullying laws with the expectation that they will make children safe from bullying in school. Rather than schools becoming safer with the passage of these laws, they apparently are having a reverse effect. Bullying […]

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How to Handle Cyberbullying

HOW TO HANDLE CYBERBULLYING Israel C. Kalman In recent years, kids have found another way to pick on each other: the Internet and cell phones. This is being called “cyberbullying.” It is natural to get upset when other kids write terrible things about you, either to you or about you, in emails, IMs (Instant Messages) […]

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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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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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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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The Homework Myth

(December, 2008) The title of this newsletter article is borrowed from the book by that name written by Alfie Kohn. I had heard that man’s name several times in the past, but I first looked into his work about a year ago, at the recommendation of a seminar participant. She told me that he does […]

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