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How to stop bullying

January 2, 2014 | 0 Comment(s)

  Although bullying has long been a part of playground dynamics, media coverage has shone a national spotlight on it that has heightened the awareness of the problem among parents, teachers, school officials, and students. With roughly one in three schoolchildren in grades six through 10 having at least one encounter with a bully, more…Continue Reading »

When teachers bully students

December 6, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  We often think of bullying as a peer-against-peer offense, but many times it can happen between two different age groups or levels of authority. One such example of this is when teachers bully students. It may be hard to believe, but the people you trust to educate and protect your children during the school…Continue Reading »

Practice word blocks to help manage verbal bullying

November 27, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

Just like blocking a punch or kick in a physical altercation can prevent injury, so too can having blocks against hurtful words. We call these “word blocks,” and they are an important tool in managing verbal bullying. Also just like blocking a physical attack, you must learn to use word blocks reflexively and immediately, without…Continue Reading »

When dealing with bullies, confidence is king

November 14, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  The easiest way to deal with a bully is to never have one in the first place. Although this may seem like common sense, most people don’t know how to keep themselves from becoming a target. The key is to project confidence. Bullies look for easy targets; those who look like they won’t fight…Continue Reading »

More proof that cyberbullying is serious

November 8, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  As I was looking through the news of the day, I ran across an article that illustrates just how serious cyberbullying really is. The article by CNN talks about a cyberbullying case in Florida that actually led to the arrest of a 15 year old girl. This comes shortly after another Florida girl committed…Continue Reading »

NFL Bullying Incident Shows it Can Happen to Anyone

November 6, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  There’s no doubt that to play in the NFL you’ve got to be tough. But as the recent bullying case involving Richie Incognito of the Miami Dolphins shows, all the physical strength in the world can’t protect people from the torment of bullies.   Beyond stereotypes The bully/victim stereotype is of a bigger, stronger…Continue Reading »

The Shocking Numbers Surrounding Bullying

November 4, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  With all this talk about bullying and how much of a problem it has become, it made me wonder just what the statistics were regarding bullying rates in America. What I found was staggering. A quick Google search revealed the scope of the problem and, at least in my mind legitimized the use of…Continue Reading »

Understanding Bullies: Workplace bullying

October 28, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  Hello, Ed Holpfer with another post aimed at shedding some light on the different types of bullies that people encounter. When most people hear the term “bully” the image of one child picking on another at school is what comes to mind. And nearly all anti-bully training and awareness campaigns are focused on childhood…Continue Reading »

Understanding Bullying: Verbal Bullying

October 28, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  Welcome to the second in a series of blogs aimed at shedding some light on the types of bullies and providing strategies for solving the problem. My name is Ed, and today I want to speak with you about verbal bullying.   Background Of the many types of bullying, verbal bullying is typically where…Continue Reading »

Understanding Bullies: Cyberbullying

October 14, 2013 | 0 Comment(s)

  Hello, my name is Ed and for the next few weeks I would like to devote every Monday to shedding a little more light on the types of bullying, what causes it and what can be done if it happens to your child. I’d like to begin with the newest form of bullying.  …Continue Reading »