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What Makes Effective and Ineffective Anti-bullying Programs? With the research looking into anti-bullying programs showing unclear results, parents and schools together must keep working to solve growing problems on school-based bullying. By comparing effective and ineffective programs, anti-bullying advocates can make the first move in overcoming this aging problem thriving in U.S. schools. What Makes an Ineffective Anti-bullying Program? School systems designating harassment and persistent teasing as “usual” childhood behavior create an environment where negative peer relationships prosper. Ineffective programs leave space for personal interpretation on matters of “girls being themselves” and “boys being themselves.”
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Among the most harmful ambiguities in present anti-bullying practice burdens the victim with the responsibility of advocating for their needs and defending themselves against bullies. By making victims stand up to their bullies, educators, and even parents, are indirectly showing that the victims’ own social deficiencies are the root of bullying. Moreover, this kind of focus may actually endanger the victims.
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Ineffective anti-bullying programs are only focused on individual incidents of bullying. To address the causes of bullying, schools need to start a school culture of acceptance and tolerance. Add to that, a lot of bullying incidents will not be seen by school staff. Quite scary, but because it is impossible to “be everywhere” and “see everything,” options for intervening in all bullying situations are limited. Educators have to be firm and consistent when implementing anti-bullying policies. Unless the whole institution is united against bullying, students will always seek acceptable places where they can harm other students physically and emotionally. What Makes an Effective Anti-bullying Program? Effective anti-bullying programs work on the entire school climate and not just certain peer interactions. Such programs not just teach students appropriate communication and positive social leadership techniques, but go to the extent of redesigning school hallways and classrooms in a way that promotes a sense of community and acceptance. Several programs are designed specifically to work on school environments that are ripe for bullying and generally negative behavior. An effective program uses supports and strategies at every level inside the building — from students and classrooms to bullying-prevention teams made up of educators and students. Some of the best school-based bully prevention programs use a systemic approach, focusing on all level components, from community to individual to classroom to school. Supportive anti-bully programs, perpetrators are put in isolation. They have zero tolerance for harassment and bullying and pinpoint clear consequences for students who will commit such offenses. Among the most critical, and usually underrepresented, parts of the anti-bullying puzzle centers around domestic and school partnerships. To eradicate bullying, parents and educators should both be consistent against negative peer interactions, and there should be increased communication with parents in the school’s actions against bullying incidents.