Thursday, September 13, 2012

Some Teachers Still Think of Bullying as 'Boys Being Boys'

Ellington-Somers Patch (Ellington, CT) September 11, 2012

"For a while now, I’ve been thinking that my work was done. That the word has gotten out about bullying, that the school systems were putting a stop to it, that parents knew the signs, and that people were ready to step in and stop it when they saw it.
I’m pretty sure others have started thinking this way too. Nowadays, school administrators avoid using terms like 'bullying' or 'anti-bullying' when discussing the topic. They have started to say those terms have been overused. Better, they say, that we talk about creating a “safe school climate” for students. I guess bullying just doesn’t happen anymore." Read More

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