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School Safety: The Importance of the 4th R – Relationships

Posted by on March 12, 2014

Numerous school shootings could have been prevented if students who knew about violent plans had shared that information with adults. Surveys have found that as much of 75% of the incidence of bullying at school are not brought to the attention of adults. Why kids won’t talk with adults about safety concerns Why don’t students […]

Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy provides bullying, media training for new generation of safety leaders

Posted by on November 15, 2012

A new generation of superintendents, principals, teachers, school resource officers, and other school-community leaders embarked on their first round of training on Wednesday at the Indiana School Safety Specialist Academy (ISSSA). A record number of more than 330 participants learned best practices in school law, managing bullying without new programs and expenses, and managing media and parent communications […]

Taking the “bull” out of bullying and school safety training

Posted by on May 25, 2012

School boards and administrators do not need new programs and expenses to manage bullying. In fact, most school districts already have strategies and services in place to adequately address school bullying. Recently, I had the pleasure of sharing this message to about 100 school board members, superintendents and top school district administrators who registered for […]

Mom arms gay son with stun gun to confront school bullying

Posted by on May 11, 2012

An Indiana gay male high school student’s mother had a legitimate concern about her son being the victim of bullying, but she made a poor choice by arming him with a stun gun. The bully victim was apprehended by school police and subsequently expelled for brandishing the stun gun after he was reportedly confronted by […]

Gay rights bullying activist Savage accused of bullying, slams Bible

Posted by on May 3, 2012

Dan Savage, a gay rights activist and sex columnist whose “It Gets Better” anti-bullying campaign has included videos from President Obama and members of his Administration, is being accused of being a bully. During a speech last month at a high school journalism conference in Seattle, Savage went on a rampage in which he slammed […]

How the anti-bullying movement is setting kids up to fail

Posted by on December 19, 2011

The world will be a perfect place if we just pass anti-bullying laws that outlaw bullying, incivility, intolerance, dirty looks, disagreements that are not pleasant, and just about anything else that is not Kumbaya.  At least that seems to be the perspective of anti-bullying activists who have jumped on the bullying bandwagon the past few years. […]

Gay rights activist email confirms “bullying” political agenda

Posted by on December 18, 2011

What happens when you disagree with the skewed public policy and funding of the Obama Administration’s approach to school safety?  Or if you challenge the need, effectiveness and/or political agenda behind “anti-bullying” legislation campaigns advocated by special interest groups? You get labeled as an “anti-gay conservative,” called a “right wing bullying group,” and put on a […]

Why legislation won’t stop bullying, online or otherwise

Posted by on September 29, 2011

State and federal anti-bullying laws are unnecessary and ineffective. This doesn’t set well with many anti-bullying, civil rights, and other political activists and advocates lobbying for state and federal laws.  But what is popular is not always right and what is right is not always popular. A recent Plain Dealer newspaper article (CSU symposium attendees seek […]

Federal bullying summit: A civil rights movement in disguise

Posted by on September 24, 2011

It was “deja vu all over again” this week as gay rights, civil rights, and other activists gathered for the second “Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit” in Washington D.C. Special interest activist groups part of invitation-only federal bullying summit For the second time in less than a year, participants included an invitation-only group of […]

Do the Feds Discriminate Against White Male Bullying Victims?

Posted by on March 23, 2011

If you are a white male victim of bullying in the United States, tough luck. Your President has made bullying a federal civil rights issue, but his Justice and Education Departments can’t help you. That’s the analysis in a recent Washington Times article entitled, “DOJ to white male bullying victims: Tough luck.” The article quotes the Department of Justice’s […]