4 Anti-Bullying Strategies That Don’t Work

The following approaches do not change the behaviors of bullies.

According to an article on bullies from Education Week that I just came across, the following approaches will not help to change the behavior of a bully:

  1. Zero tolerance or “three strikes, you’re out”
  2. Punishment such as suspension or expulsion
  3. Conflict resolution and peer mediation: Bullying is not a conflict between people of equal power who share equal blame
  4. Group treatment for students who bully: Group members tend to reinforce bullying behavior in each other.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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