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Overview

What you need to know about Bullying:

  • The Myth of the 'Low Self Esteem Bully': Research shows that rather than having low self esteem, most bullies have higher than average self esteem and a higher than average number of friends - and bully as a way to improve social standing.
  • The Importance of Empathy: One of the best ways to reduce the odds of raising a bully is to work hard at instilling empathy
  • Bystanders: Although bystanders don't appear to play much a role in a bullying act, the 'audience' is much more involved than they may appear - and when bystanders choose to act against bullying - the aggression almost always stops
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How to Prevent Bullying: Anger & Assertiveness

Bullying can dramatically change life's course. It's a pervasive cultural problem. We must teach ourselves and our children not to bully.

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