Ralphie loses it ... and wallops bully Scott Farkus.
Several strategies aimed at reducing negative student behaviors are also effective: ignoring misbehavior, reinforcing behavior that is incompatible with negative behavior, relaxation methods, and using disciplinary techniques such as soft reprimands, timeouts, and point loss and fines in token economies.
Like the Bullying Prevention Program, the Good Behavior Game uses classroom behavior management as the primary means of reducing problem behaviors. The Good Behavior Game targets elementary school children and seeks to improve their psychological well-being and decrease early aggressive or shy behavior. While both of these programs can reduce antisocial behavior, their effects on violence and delinquency have not yet been measured.
This intervention has shown positive effects, as measured by teachers’ reports of aggressive and shy behaviors in first-graders. Long-term evaluations show sustained decreases in aggression among boys rated most aggressive in first grade. Effects on violence and delinquency have not been measured.
Gandhi guarded against attracting to his Satyagraha movement those who feared to take up arms or felt themselves incapable of resistance. 'I do believe,' he wrote, 'that where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence.
Effects of Participation in a Martial Arts-Based Antibullying Program in Elementary Schools
This study evaluated the Gentle Warrior Program, a traditional martial arts-based intervention to reduce aggression in children, as it was implemented in three elementary schools. The sample consisted of 254 children in grades 3, 4, and 5 who participated in the Gentle Warrior Program as part of a larger school violence intervention. Results indicated that boys who participated in more Gentle Warrior sessions reported a lower frequency of aggression and greater frequency of helpful bystanding (i.e., helpful behavior toward victims of bullying) over time, relative to boys with less frequent participation. The effect of participation on aggression was partially mediated by empathy. The effect of participation on helpful bystanding was fully mediated by changes in student empathy. No significant results were found for girls. Results of the study provide preliminary support for the use of martial arts-based interventions to address bullying in schools for boys, by teaching empathy, self-control, and peaceful strategies to resolve conflicts. (Contains 3 tables and 1 footnote.)
A year or so ago I worked at a liquor store
And a guy came in
Tried to kill me
So I shot him in the face
I would do it again
I would do it again
American Principles Project executive director Andy Blom: "... all the curriculum on bullying is about LGBT ... All of it is being used as an opportunity to force homosexual teaching into the schools. ... In truth, the whole homosexual agenda gets filtered into the schools through anti-bullying."
"I think the thing that's easiest for me to forget about nowadays is the complete lack of agency I felt as a kid. Other kids would beat me up or not, and whether I fought back or not didn't seem all that relevant to whether they would pick on me again or not."
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