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Bryan Preston


October 9, 2013 - 7:07 pm

CBS Dallas reports on a study that looks into the effectiveness of anti-bullying programs. The author of the study expected to find that anti-bullying programs actually help curb bullying. He was shocked by what he found out.

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.”

We are devolving as a society. We are unlearning what our ancestors fought hard to learn and pass on through time to us.

We used to have things figured out. They were called “values.” They were simple and obvious. God was above us, beyond us, and held us accountable for what we do. Marriage was a union between one man and one woman, period, for the purpose of raising children to become the next generation of adults. Sports and play trained our minds and bodies for the greater conflicts, triumphs and disappointments that adult life would bring our way. Work was good. Playing the system for selfish gain was bad. The best solution to bullying was a well-timed and well-place fist in the bully’s face.

We’ve unlearned all of that and much more. The consensus on all of it, everything that made up our civilization, has broken down.

Liberals have systematically torn it all down and are replacing it with nothing meaningful, nothing useful, nothing good, nothing that has any chance of lasting beyond the next irritating, bully-driven political debate.

No good can come of this.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I do have a modest suggestion.

How about the school systems drop the politically correct socialization programs and just teach the kids to read, write, and do 'rithmatic?

Get that down pat, then they can move on to history, foreign languages, etc. - but get the basic education down first, and stop trying to create a society in a certain image.

The kids will do the minimum to conform to the social criteria and then forget it anyway as school is more or less just becoming a hurdle to adulthood.
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When I was ten years old I was bullied once by this kid who was older and bigger than me. He dared me to fight and I went. On the way to the place where the duel was to happen, I picked up a small rock. He charged once. I hit the side of his face with that stone. He was stunned for a second and that was enough for me to kick the living lights out of him. He went to the hospital with a severe concussion, two black eyes & a bleeding scalp. I went to the principal's office but I was forgotten once it became clear that I was attacked. The bully never bothered me or my friends again. I learned a valuable lesson: learn to fight. Si vis pacem para bellum.
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Here's another not so shocking fact: anti-racism classes teach kids to be racist. We've known this for years and yet nothing changes.
1 year ago
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All government programs achieve the opposite of what they are meant to do.
Affirmative Action, Gender Violence Programs, War on Poverty, War on Drugs.

That principle never fails.

Now we have to have the government install a Government Growth Program. In a matter of months we will have the small government we dream of! /sarc
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The best way to deal with a bully, as noted, is to punch him in the nose.

Even if the bully kicks your a$$, he has to make the effort to kick your a$$ and you do your damndest to make sure he doesn't get off without a little pain of his own to remember it by.

In short, if you can't win - you still make it costly enough for him that he thinks long and hard before he tries it a second time.

And if you can win, you make sure it sinks in deep so he thinks the next time he starts something with someone, he has to be wondering if it will turn out badly for him.

This educates the bully to better behavior, gives the target of the bully the self-confidence to deal with life, and all go on better for the lesson.

Nowadays - the target of bullying is informed they are not to fight back.

If they do fight back, they are subject to automatic out of school suspension.

On top of that - the target of the bully is also subject to being arrested for public affray.

The bully, meantime, who may actually like being suspended as they consider it a vacation from school (which they also don't care about), might also not be overly concerned about juvenile services - and may take pleasure even in knowing the target of their bullying is in danger of being dragged through the criminal justice system.

This is a royally screwed up state of affairs......and school systems that institute this type of policy are doing no service to the children they ostensibly are charged with educating and preparing for the future.
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You are right. I know the system is unsustainable. When all of it falls we must have the list of the collaborators and then make sure they are "re-educated" ;o) so they don't come back and screw things up again.

God bless-
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