Magazine article Teach

Bullies to Buddies

Magazine article Teach

Bullies to Buddies

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Bullies2Buddies.com is dedicated to reducing bullying and aggression by teaching wisdom, the solution to life's problems.

It appears that the modern world has attempted to reduce bullying through a legal and law enforcement tactic. This approach requires society to protect us from, apprehend, and punish those who bully us. Unfortunately, as research and experience have demonstrated, this method may be ineffective because the numbers of bullying incidents continue to soar, and in many cases the legal/law enforcement approach intensifies bullying.

Reports indicate that bullying is escalating in our schools. Ironically, during recent times these same schools have been trying most intensively to end the problem. Sadly, we too frequently hear of children who have taken their own lives as a result of bullying. In many of these cases the schools had anti-bullying policies, but they failed to solve the problem. Ten years ago, Izzy Kaiman, a school psychologist and psychotherapist, wrote a manual called How to Stop Being Teased and Bullied without Really Trying. The manual teaches young people the simple solution to stop being bullied. Countless children have been helped by the manual and they tell Kaiman it helped persuade them not to take their lives. …

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