Online Course with Leslie Bowman Aims to Break the Cycle of Bullying
by Kathy Noll, co-author of Taking the Bully By the Horns
Leslie Bowman, Teachers.Net Gazette columnist and distance learning instructor has designed a new, free online course on bullying, "About Bullies in School: Who are They and How to Make Them Stop." The course includes lessons for the parents, teachers, the bully, and the victims of bullying and is available at: http://universalclass.com/i/education/
Bullying is a widespread (international) problem that has serious ramifications on students' ability to progress academically and to grow emotionally and socially. Every school should have a comprehensive prevention and intervention plan that involves all students, teachers and parents as well as the entire community. Successful prevention/intervention plans include not only whole school education, but support for the victims and counseling for the bullies. Successful plans also include ongoing education and consistent enforcement of consequences for bullying behavior. Trying to teach the victim to handle bullying incidents by being assertive and ignoring the behavior and other such nonsense is worse than useless; it serves to further the victim's plight. Successful plans target the cause of the problem, the bully him/herself, not the victim. This class will focus on research and prevention/intervention plans that are comprehensive and successful.
Here is my intro to the online course:
Has anyone ever said or done something to you that was SOO BAD you either CRIED your eyes out, got really ANGRY, or wanted to HIDE from the world?
DON'T LET BULLIES CONTROL YOU! If you are being bullied you need to learn how to make it stop. Everyone has been bullied, and will be bullied, to some extent so it's good to learn NOW why bullies bully and what to do about them.
Are you a bully who is angry at the world? You don't need to be! Do you enjoy hurting other people and can't stop doing it? Those negative feelings and destructive actions won't get you anything in life, except maybe a visit to PRISON someday. But you don't want that, do you??? YOU ARE BETTER THAN THAT. Learn to STOP your bullying behavior NOW.
Hi everyone! I'm Kathy Noll. This course is based on my book, "Taking the Bully by the Horns." I wrote it because too many kids/teens are depressed, feel bad about themselves (low self-esteem), or are living in fear -SCARED to go to school. How can you get an education if you have to deal with problems all day in school and can't concentrate? You want to have a great life someday don't you? And a job doing something interesting that you really love right? Well first you need to get through school using all your best abilities without letting BULLYING take those wonderful abilities from you and BRING YOU DOWN.
Don't be a BYSTANDER! Learn all you can about bullying NOW and help yourself, your friends, your family, and even those adults in your life. Yes, EVERYONE has bullies in their lives that they need to deal with. And did you know that in many cases the BULLY started out as a VICTIM? LET'S BREAK THE CYCLE!
Bullying has been around for as long as people have been around. NOW IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!
Be kind. Be strong. Be yourselves.
Best Wishes, Kathy Noll
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