School Bullying. Who’s Fault is it Anyway?

BULLYING IS A COMMUNITY PROBLEM, SAYS PROFESSOR DARREN MOORE

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There are reasons bullying is getting worse.

“There has always been bullying, ” says  Dr Darren Moore, Associate Professor, Program Director and Licensed  Marriage and Family Therapist. “We are unfortunately, living in a society where adults and children are becoming desensitized .”

In a lengthy conversation on The Dee Armstrong Show , on WLTZ NBC TV 38, the researcher was live on television and live on facebook addressing a broad audience on the topic with the show host, Dee Armstrong, starting with the crowds that show up to watch someone being bullied and beaten.

Moore said  trust has to be regain between parents and  teachers. Parents expect teachers to be in control during school hours. Teachers expect parents to send kids to school who are able to be shaped and molded. He said, “Both sides have to realize they need each other if changes are going to come.”  He suggested the need for more parent teacher meetings and both groups becoming much more involved in their children’s lives.

“Do you know what social media sites your kids are going on?,”  he asked. He says some parents refuse to believe  their children can be greatly affected by what they spend hours watching. “So, parents have to be willing to do the hard thing, like take the phones away and some of the violent video games.”

And whether your child is the bully or is being bullied, he urges parents to talk more to their kids. Talking, not arguing,  is effective in helping some kids weigh their  consequences and make better choices. If parents aren’t able to get through to them, he recommends counseling.

Counseling doesn’t have to be expensive, says Moore.  Parents should check with their area colleges and universities where service are often free or reduced.

 

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