Category Archives: Bully Blog

Posts about bullies and bullying

Stop Name Calling

Why do we still care about name-calling? To understand the pain caused by name-calling, and the larger implications of it, let’s look at the mechanics just a bit. For instance, what kinds of names are people called? Name-calling can be … Continue reading

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Stand Up Against Bullies

Why don’t kids stand up against bullies (for others) more often? At every anti-bullying and “safe schools” meeting I’ve attended, and in every anti-bullying pamphlet I’ve read, and in many posters I’ve seen the adults consistently say something: “We must … Continue reading

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Building Self Esteem with Motivational Literacy

All self esteem comes from the experience of achievement. This is why we can never “give” self-esteem to someone else. It must come from the SELF, and it must be credible based on achievement. Every achievement is the overcoming of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Self Esteem

In conversations about bullying, we often hear the term “self esteem”. Some people think it’s the bully who would behave differently if only they “had more self esteem”. Others think the target of bullying wouldn’t be targeted if only they … Continue reading

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Bullying and Social Exclusion

One of the most common and hurtful bullying tactics, especially among girls, is that of social exclusion. This particular technique has many advantages for the kids doing it: 1. It’s “soft” – no bloody noses or broken glasses. 2. It’s … Continue reading

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Culture of Bullying Revisited

A few weeks ago, a story broke about Jonathan Martin’s abrupt departure from the Miami Dolphins – reportedly over being relentlessly bullied by his teammates. The original story carried remarks from FoxSports.com that had reported Martin was subjected to “excessive, … Continue reading

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Who Are the Bullies?

Say the word “bully” and most people picture this sort of thing. They imagine one big bully kid who terrorizes everyone and takes everyone’s lunch money – like Nelson on the Simpsons. If people were that one-dimensional, life would be … Continue reading

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A Culture of Bullying

Control and compliance have become the most valued social behaviors in our society – while freedom, autonomy, and creative thinking have lost their luster. And, across our culture, force is the first option for coping with frustration. If the kid … Continue reading

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What is Bullying?

I’m going to do a series of posts on Bullying not only because it’s presently a hot-button issue, but because the subject offers a wealth of opportunities to use Motivational Literacy® perspective for understanding and building effective strategies to deal … Continue reading

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Risk Factors for Bullying

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