Expert: Victims Must Learn To Deal With Bullies
RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — The issue of bullying is being addressed in schools throughout Wyoming, but questions remain of what can be done
Psychologist and bullying expert Israel Kalman says such policies and anti-bullying programs have grown in popularity since the Columbine shooting in 1999.
But he tells the Rawlins Daily Times ( HYPERLINK “http://bit.ly/yiP0dc” ) that each bullying incident that receives media coverage is actually a bad thing because it only fosters more negative behavior.
Kalman says schools are combatting bullying in the wrong way by trying to protect kids from bullying.
He says it’s better to teach victims how to deal with a bully because they have to learn how to deal with life’s problems.