Olweus Helps – But it isn’t enough

Anti-bullying training that focuses on bystander intervention is important, but it isn’t enough. Most anti-bullying programs are aimed at bystanders. For good reason. Bystanders, if they refuse to allow bullying, …

How to deal with an annoying friend

How you can help your child’s most annoying friend become less annoying and their parents will thank you!  I’m the mom of a 8 year old and we have kids …

How to be cool despite being bullied

“Being cool” is often a tool used by bullied to ostracize their victims. What they don’t realize is that caring about whether you are cool or not isn’t cool. Someone …

Bullies aren’t very creative

It turns out that almost all verbal bullying (ie: insults) are about 6 basic things. This means that even though bullies like to insult people, they aren’t very creative in their insults. Perhaps if they watched more Monty Python or read the 7 page curse in Tristram Shandy they would be more creative. Of course, if they did those things, they probably wouldn’t be bullies in the first place.

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