Bullying: A Big Complicated Problem with Many Simple Solutions

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bullying: A Little Less Talk, A Little More Action...and Money

The Phoebe Prince story has the country now (correctly) focused on bullying. There are many great experts doing great work in this field. So why does it feel like so many schools, parents and kids are clueless when it comes to how to handle this devastating issue?

Here's a thought. Until corporations, foundations and/or the government steps up to pay for quality programs to be introduced to all schools: public, private and parochial and until money is spent on a consumer campaign that reaches homes, will we ever be able to get a handle on this problem. Currently, the efforts, although worthy, are sporadic and not well funded to say the least.

So here's a chance to give your opinion. Where should the money come from and how should it be spent?

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