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Bully – Movie Review

Last month, I wrote about the soon-to-be-released video game, “Bully.” This month I am writing about a somewhat older movie by the same name, though there is no relation between the two. I have seen this movie sitting on the video store shelves for a couple of years, but finally decided I have to see […]

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Why I Don’t “Blame Victims”

by Izzy Kalman (July 2008)The single most common–and angry–criticism I get is that I “blame victims.” Today, in the view of the mental health professions, the worst thing that one can do is to blame victims. If you suggest that victims of bullying or abuse have anything to do with the way they are treated, […]

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Are Bullies Like Terrorists?

by Izzy Kalman (June 2006)The website, www.BullyPolice.com, like many other anti-bully activists, have taken to comparing bullies to terrorists. On their home page you can get the detailed comparison. The truth is that Columbine was for schools what 9.11 was for the nation as a whole. Columbine resulted in the nation’s determination to make schools […]

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Dan Olweus, Crusader Against Bullies

by Izzy Kalman (February 2003) Dan Olweus, a Norwegian psychologist and researcher, is the “Freud” of the modern anti-schoolyard-bullying movement. He was the first to become known for doing psychological research on bullying and is considered the ultimate authority in the subject. Unfortunately, his approach to reducing bullying promotes a victim mentality in society. Olweus […]

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