If It Helps Only One Person, is It Worth It?

Is Bullying Prevention Worth It? Over the past five years I’ve done bullying prevention assemblies at over 500 schools, and I’ve often heard people say, “Ya know… if this helps even one person, it’s totally worth it!” I always nod in agreement because every single life is infinitely valuable. On

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The Difference Between Bullying & Teasing

When I speak at school assemblies, people often ask “What is the difference between bullying and teasing?” Bullying is a hot button issue for sure, and I can see why some people feel it is overplayed. If all we do is “raise awareness” about bullying (rather than teach kids how

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Can Teachers Bully Students?

A parent recently asked me: “Is it possible for a teacher to bully a student?”  In essence she was saying, “My child is being bullied by a teacher, but I don’t know what to do about it.” As a parent myself, I know where she’s coming from. We’ve had a

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New Bullying Statistics for 2016

Is bullying really getting worse in schools? It’s a hot topic in the news, but real statistics on bullying are few and far between. I’m very grateful to the team of bullying experts at WalletHub who put together these new Bullying Statistics for 2016 »

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3 Times to Step In When Your Child Is Bullied

As a parent, I know what it’s like to have a child come home from school after being bullied. It breaks your heart. The struggle for many parents is to know when to step in and intervene, and when to step back and give kids the space to try and solve

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3 Times to Step Back When Your Child is Bullied

This article has the potential to make a lot of people angry. As a full time anti-bullying speaker, would I ever advise parents to “step back” when their kids are bullied. Well… yes. Sometimes. But that doesn’t mean we should refuse to help them. What I mean is: there are

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