The following comes from an Oct. 8 story on the Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate of CBS-TV.
A lot of schools spend countless hours trying to stop bullying. But some question if they are sending the right message.
It started as a simple look at bullying. University of Texas at Arlington criminologist Seokjin Jeong analyzed data collected from 7,000 students from all 50 states.
He thought the results would be predictable and would show that anti-bullying programs curb bullying. Instead — he found the opposite.
Jeong said it was, “A very disappointing and a very surprising thing. Our anti-bullying programs, either intervention or prevention does not work.”
The study concluded that students at schools with anti-bullying programs might actually be more likely to become a victim of bullying. It also found that students at schools with no bullying programs were less likely to become victims.
The results were stunning for Jeong. “Usually people expect an anti-bullying program to have some impact — some positive impact.”
The student videos used in many campaigns show examples of bullying and how to intervene. But Jeong says they may actually teach students different bullying techniques — and even educate about new ways to bully through social media and texting.
Jeong said students with ill intentions “…are able to learn, there are new techniques [and gain] new skills.” He says students might see examples in videos and then want to try it.
According to Jeong, some programs even teach students how to bully without leaving evidence behind. “This study raises an alarm,” he said. “There is a possibility of negative impact from anti-bullying programs.”
Jeong and others like him believe that until the message delivered by anti-bullying programs improves — some programs may be doing more harm than good.
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People will only stop bad behavior when they have a healthy fear of God. Those who feel bullied need to disconnect themselves from the technical devices that they allow into their lives so they are not constantly bombarded by these offences. Bullying has been going on since Cain and Able and will be around a lot longer I dare say. I also feel that people are doing alot of stupid things and just don’t like it when others point that out. This logic about teaching kids how to bully could also, by the way, be applied to sex education, just sayin!
Bullying is an age old behavior that convinces the perpetrator they have power and stature over others. Let’s get all Catholic schools on board with the best anti-bullying tactic around…..Christ himself. We live in a coarse culture, and consequences for bullys need to be swift and sure.
The Third Homo-Nazi Reich had its own ‘anti-bullying’ pogroms – featuring posters with inspirational ‘tolerance’ messages – like the Homo-Nazi Storm Troopers taking the whip of oppression away from the greedy oppressor.
Such whips were then used on politically incorrect prisoners in Dachau
(First Concentration Camp opened by the Homo-Nazi Storm Troopers under party founder Ernst Rohm)
– as tolerance training tools, which has been overlooked (read buried deep) by modern academentia…
Who are much more in favor of Newer More Direct Beatings – to Enforce Tolerance amongst the unenlightened, such as this Viral Video from ABC:
This ‘Tolerance Pogrom’ pushed by ABC News could best be described as:
: “Don’t Say Gay” – Or Get Beaten
Note that the Boy Beaten for using ‘gay’ Wrong! Apparently the student got an “A” in School for the project… - Which will be used for Public Service commercials in the Schools and TV. Ahem.
Notice that he is Beaten for Not Showing Proper Reverence for a gaily Sanitized Misleading ‘Happy’ Euphemism – but Not for using “God” as an exclamation of pain…
Terrific Sound Effects Though – ought to scare those unbendingly linear types ‘straight’ in to the hairy arms of the Twysted Systerhood
Dec 1, 2011 – ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Eighth Grader PSA Goes Viral – after YouTube user Grant Viola and his little brother demonstrated a funny and pithy way to discourage people from using the phrase.
“In 8th grade we had Public Service Announcement project = Don’t Say Gay.
“I chose a funny way to present it.”
Mr. Mc Dermott, you sure have a lot of information about Rohm and the gay Nazis. Were any gay women involved in his gang? Just wondering.
No, not really. You mean some liberal program doesn’t work? Impossible.
Some bullies grow up to become sociopathic, i.e. Richard Kuklinski… given the name the “Iceman”…because he froze a number of his victim’s…he was raised in a Catholic home, was an altar boy, but was verbally and physically abused by both parent’s from the time he was cognitively aware of his own being. Then, as he progressed through concrete and formal operations, his conduct disorder blossomed fully during his adolescence…the outgrowth of the beatings, neglect and schoolyard bullying, aided in the development of a “stone cold killer”, who worked for the mob for a number of decades, before his arrest and incarceration in Jersey, in 1986. He is dead now, but his HBO documentaries are a glimpse into the mind, not only of a psychopath, but a man, who directly correlates his abuse and bullying as the catalyst to his cold impersonal feelings toward the pain and suffering of others, save himself and his wife and children…This maniac killed with impunity, and devised a whole host of modalities for murder. Apparently he died unrepentant , yet disclosed in the documentaries that he was raised as a Catholic, went to Ccatholic school, and was an altar boy…he called his mother cancer and his father worse!…shocking, positively shocking…
The three biggest bullies are the ACLU, the US government, and homosexuals.
As one who was bullied until I grew bigger, I can say that the best deterent for campus bullying is an alert faulty!
May God have mercy on an amoral America!
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Oops! that should have been “an alert faculty!”
May God have mercy on an amoral America!
Viva Cristo Rey!
God bless, yours in Their Hearts,
Kenneth M. Fisher
Yes, that is important too and punishing the one who starts the fight if it can be descerned.
Correction: “discerned”. Evidently, I accidentally clicked the “post comment” as I was correcting the word.
Scub I totally agree.
Scrub ~ Whatever my faults, I am not a bully. You really dislike all of us, don’t you.
C&H to interpret better….the gay mafia, the ones imposing laws on people of morals…..and perhaps you are the third party to that because if you donate or support a organization that works against God, then that also can make you a bully indirectly.
I was only bullied once in high school. After the second time the girl shoved me — I thought the first time was an accident — I shoved back, and that was the end of that. I do not believe Christ meant for us to be doormats. Turning the other cheek only works for some people, others will just consider it a sign of weakness and keep on doing it if you let them.
A very good lay faithful explained exactly what is actually meant in the bible in the saying “turn the other cheek”. It sure didn’t mean being a door mat and Anne T is correct on that regards!
Turning the other cheek actually means you had the final straw and that you won’t take it anymore….it’s the last straw….with love and firm action, it tells the person…enough is enough…
No. Turning the other cheek is an act of submission. It is from the sermon on the Mount Matthew Chapter 5
 But I say to you not to resist evil: but if one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other:  And if a man will contend with thee in judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him.
 And whosoever will force thee one mile, go with him other two,  Give to him that asketh of thee and from him that would borrow of thee turn not away
The Bible is Truth, you are right about turning the other cheek, but Christ did not mean we had to continually take abuse if the person did not change. There are theologians, though, who say that “going the extra mile” could get the person forcing one to do that punished by Roman Law, and that Christ was making a point about a another connected law that he felt was unfair. You can look it up on line.
No The Bible is truth, you are incorrect…or maybe its how we view it or interpret that verse, but an excellent theologian explained so well, that I understood it but can’t explain it….sorry I failed at conveying…Ill say a prayer for us, God is the one who reveals to us, we trust in the Holy Ghost to help us understand better. God bless you. : )
I need to make my post on October 18 at 12 12:33 p.m. clearer. Actually, the girl bumped into me three times with her hip, and when I saw her coming toward me the third time I shoved back the same way the third time.
I remember a student who tried to humiliate me a couple of times in my senior year, he was junior… he hit my ankle with his dirt bike when i was walking home…he saw me running full tilt after him, with blood in my eyes, he vainly tried to peddle away from me, as I charged after him…he tried to peddle up a burm on a small incline, that was when i yanked him off his bike. I through him to the ground and bounced his dirt bike off of his cowering frame. He began to blubber and wimper…this i regret…I pounced on top of him wailing with both fist’s…when i was through with him, he looked like he was run over by a steam-roller…he had 2 black-eyes…he came to school the next day and looked like a raccoon…puffy lipped and jacked up…i regretted that…i wish i could turn back the clock and redo that, he didn’t deserve it, and i even saw him at taco bell after i graduated in thousand oaks, at tohs…and asked him to forgive me…he did…he was a bully with little or no conscience, he was a gutless victimizer, i doubt he ever hassled anyone again…one of my redneck buddies wanted to turn him into a hand-puppet…i intervened…this kid was fortunate, my buddy warren from simi valley would have been difficult to restrain, and defended me from any bullies…word got around about the beating days after it happened…people looked at me different in the halls…some looked at me with trepidation, almost fear… it made me somewhat uncomfortable…that wasn’t me, i’m gentle, i was provoked a number of times, and this was the aftermath…it shook me up
Your reaction was absolutely the correct one! Any self=respecting male would do exactly the same thing!
Bullying can Cost Lives – particularly when ‘your side’ is the one Bullying You to pander to a Great Evil – that also just happens to be foundational to the political platform of the Abomination:
Making alliances with Boy Raping Homo-Anal Coprophile Pederasts, whether they be the Homo-Nazi leadership of 1930s Germany – or Today’s Afghanistan OR the Abomination of Down Low Soetoro (notorious himself as a Stall Stallion at Chicago’s “Man Country” bathhouse) – –
is a deal with the Devil that always extracts its price.
‘Unfair’: Marine’s career in jeopardy despite role exposing Afghan insider threat
A good Marine is being put through the wringer — with his career now hanging in the balance — for mistakenly sending a threat warning from an unclassified email account, according to supporters.
The 2012 warning from Jason Brezler, a Marine Corps reservist and New York City firefighter, told his fellow Marines that a senior Afghan police official was a security risk, including allegations that he sexually abused minors on U.S. bases in Afghanistan.
One of the Afghan official’s assistants and purported victims, days later, opened fire and killed three U.S. Marines.
The lost boys of Afghanistan by: JOEL BRINKLEY.
The Strange, Strange Story of Gay Fascists.- by Johann Hari.
Bullies are often insecure cowards. As a forth grader I had to switch schools. On my first day the class bully threw a wet sponge in my face, expecting a reaction. I waited until after class. Exiting the building everyone gathered expecting a fight. Not knowing that I was supposed to be afraid of this little toughie I knocked him down and walked away. All my new classmates had a good laugh. I was never bullied again. The school authorities never interfered in such status conflicts, considering them a natural part of growing up. I believe we make too much of this “bullying crisis”.
clap clap clap. And thanks for beating up the guy who tried to bully you. That’s the answer! Beat up the bullies!
The bullying thing has escalated…look at the white kid who was beaten up by those “black savages” on the bus in Florida!…those little sociopaths should be removed from the unified school district they are part of, and sent to a school for derelicts, because jail and prison is what awaits for these miscreants. Filth like this should be removed from society and placed in a 10×10″ cell. Provide them with bird seed and water, with an occasional loaf of bread, for 1 calendar year…when they are released, they will have a new outlook on being a bully…if this doesn’t transform them…they should be sent to a maximum security prison, and placed in the general population with the murderers and rapists and outlaw biker riff-raff…this will altar there perception of life but good…bully justice!
The anti-bullying movement is a front for the sodomites, who use it as a tool to force acceptance of their Satanic lifestyle.
I have granted my son free license to swing at will at anyone who hurts him.
My daughter was bullied in public middle school. The school didn’t do anything. Thank God our Catholic schools mostly prevent that kind of thing or, if it happens, punish the miscreants. Back in the 50’s we had a boy in 2nd grade who emotionally bullied a classmate who was learning disabled. After three hours on his knees, facing a corner in the convent, saying the Rosary, he never did it again.
I like that one Greg! How could anyone come away not feeling shame and remorse after saying even one rosary “Holy Mary mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death”.
Bullies only seek to victimize people who are either defenseless, smaller, or psychologically more fragile than they are…this is what makes a bully what he/she is. If these cowards sought out people twice their size with fighting skills and were devoid of fear, it is unlikely they would have the reign of bullying that they so enjoy! Bullies are really, shameful, gutless cowards, who shrink at the first sign of potential danger, and fail miserably in combat and the military as well. I have known a bully named Alonzo, who delighted in picking on kids half his size and basking in the glow of fear and dread he garnered from the pint sized community he ruled over. He ultimately went to prison and I found out turned transvestite after he was released, years later. Alonzo now is working as a feminista on the streets of Santa Monica, looking for new victims, if you get my drift?