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Bullying in Our Schools
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In this episode, we conclude our series on the relationship between parents, school, and children, and the need for all parties to be intimately committed in order to achieve excellence in education. Today we examine bullying; both its origins and its impact on the educational system.
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Relationship Matters: Bullies in School and Elsewhere
Dr. Thompson shares some disturbing statistics on bullying in our schools, and discusses why this issue needs to be addressed before we can fix the educational system. We will also examine bullying in the workplace.
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Relationship Matters: The Difference Between Bullies
Dr. Thompson discusses some forms of subtle bullying that children may use, as well as how bullying differs between girls and boys. We then examine some of the underlying factors that cause children to want to bully other children.
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Relationship Matters: Reasons Behind Bullies
Dr. Thompson explains why bullies thrive in school environments, and why bullying is just a form of several different kinds of social disorders manifesting in an aggressive manner. We then talk about the role bystanders play in giving bullies more power.
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Relationship Matters: Helping the Victims
Dr. Thompson discusses some of the social issues that may develop in the victims of bullies, and what signs you should watch for if you suspect your child is being bullied.
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