[acb-hsp] Focus Less On Sex Education and More On Character
thedogmom63 at frontier.com
Sat Oct 9 17:22:11 GMT 2010
I agree, Peter. While I do not think bullying, either in the workplace,
school or elsewhere, should be accepted, punishment is not likely to be
helpful in detering it. What is helpful is teaching the bullied assertive
techniques and ways to not respond to it. And, helping those who do bully
to develop self-value, other focus areas and healthy outlets for their
insecurities and anger vs. projecting it onto others.
EM: thedogmom63 at frontier.com
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall
mount up with wings as eagles. They shall run, and not be weary"--Isaiah
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From: "peter altschul" <paltschul at centurytel.net>
To: "Discussion list for ACB human service professionals" <acb-hsp at acb.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2010 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: [acb-hsp] Focus Less On Sex Education and More On Character
Basically, people bully others if they perceive the victim as
being significantly different from them AND they have low
self-worth or believe that they have to bully in order to be in
the "in group."
As one who has both led and participated in sensitivally
training, I am not a fan of the garden variety type of this
training. In my experience, there are strategies that work
better than others, but it is worth remembering that most people
going through such training are doing so involuntarily. My guess
is that "anti-bullying" training fails for the same reason.
Basically, the best way to reduce bullying is for us adubts to
punish the behavior when it occurs, and more imporjantly, reward
the opposite behaviors when they occur.
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