Can you Bullyproof Your Child?Stacie Haight Connerty
A recent article asks “Can you really teach a kid to become bullyproof?” I am really wondering if you can.
The article states that everyone is jumping on the bullyproofing bandwagon:
“Teaching kids to become “bullyproof” is all the rage. Books, videos and websites promise to show parents how to protect their kids from being bullied; school districts are buying curricula with names like “Bully-Proofing Your School,” a well-regarded program used in thousands of classrooms.”
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I can attest firsthand that bullying is one of the hottest topics addressed at the school my children attend. They teach children about bullying and they teach them how to handle bullies.
But can they teach them to become bullyproof?
I firmly believe that bullies are kids who are not taught to treat others nicely. I don’t allow bullying in my house and if I ever hear of my kids doing it, I will take action just as I have taken action when I thought that one of my children was being bullied.
Do these programs work? It is still uncertain because “ultimately it’s about people treating each other with kindness and respect that will stop bullying.”
WHAT DO YOU THINK? CAN YOU BULLYPROOF YOUR CHILD?
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