Anti-bullying expert tells parents that much of their advice is wrong

Jodee Blanco knows bullies. They abused her, stuff snow into her mouth, tortured her until she prayed for death. And she says that what parents tell their kids about handling bullies is often way off the mark…

Blanco said the first most common mistake is telling a child to ignore the bullies and the bullies will leave them alone. Read more

She also says that in her experience, the bullies were “the most popular kids in school.” But that conflicts with a recent study that indicates that it’s the not-quite-most-popular kids that do the bullying.

Of course, experiences vary. If you were bullied, what was your experience? Was it the popular kids, or those lower on the totem pole?

 

 

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One Response to Anti-bullying expert tells parents that much of their advice is wrong

  1. whatsaysyou says:

    EJ, thanks for the blog post and I have to agree with what Jodee had mentioned about being bullied by the popular kids in school. As a former victim of bullying from primary to high school, I was bullied by the popular kids who seem to have it all: good grades, talents and looks. But today as a young adult in my twenties, I am leading a normal life as a single but happy young lady who looks forward to living everyday. As for the popular kids, well, I got to say many of them are not leading stable lives like I do where many of them have aged very badly due to excessive partying and stress from crappy boyfriends or husbands and dealing with co-workers who don’t like them.

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