Factors that increase bullying behavior

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Factors that increase bullying behavior

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There are all kinds of conditions that lead a child to being a bully. For example, role modeling – there could be a number of people in the house who are abusive to the child, or the child could be witnessing a lot of abuse. Children who bully have a great sense of self-entitlement. Many are jealous of others and many are just there because they can. Doctor Scott Poland who does a lot of work in violence and children who take their lives because of bullying was interviewing a bank robber actually and said, “Why are you robbing banks?” And the guy said, “Well, that’s where the money is.” And the thing is, children bully, because they can.

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Alexandra Penn

Champions Against Bullying

Alexandra Penn, founder of Champions Against Bullying and author of the award winning Disney Parent-to-Parent, Ministry of Education recommended CD-ROM, The No-Nonsense Guide To Kids’ Bullying Solutions, is a leading expert on School Bullying/Youth Violence. Her workshops for kids, parents and educators are loaded with Preventive Strategies, Intervention Techniques and Immediate Practical solutions. Alexandra is an Internationally Certified Trainer in Youth Violence Prevention, a Crisis Intervention Specialist, a Parent Coach, an accomplished writer and editor, a dynamic workshop leader, keynote speaker, mother of two and founding member of the Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention in Canada. A former counselor in Special Ed at the Board of Education, Alexandra's breakthrough with an autistic child initiated a video used as a teaching tool at the world-renowned Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.

Alexandra maintains, “children’s mental health is directly linked to their academic success and removing the obstacles that impede learning, such as fear, are crucial. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders – our leaders. It’s up to all of us to decide how we want them to evolve. Kids need our help. They can’t fix it themselves. Let’s make it happen!”

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