While many schools have put in place comprehensive anti-bullying campaigns, we still seldom focus on ensuring that the child bullies get the help they need. We routinely punish troubled kids with harsh detentions, suspensions and from there it escalates onward. Because of this, many bullies seem to never get the proper support and get stuck in a perpetual cycle of trouble throughout their adult life. How can we shift our systems so these kids don’t fall through the cracks?
- Geraldine DeRuiter, creator of the blog The Everywhereist and author, All Over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love and Petty Theft.
- Dr. Ross Greene, clinical child psychologist and founding director of Lives in the Balance.
Links for more information:
- Washington Post Article by Geraldine DeRuiter: I thought my bully deserved an awful life. But then he had one.