You see, punishment or aggression in any way, shape or form won’t work.
Kids mirror behaviour, makes sense right?
You can’t fight fIre with fire folks.
The only way to defeat a bully is to be kind.
I hear a few gasps, wait it out…
Be kind to the victims, that is. And if you have parental care of the bully, then you bloody well force them to be kind too.
They write a sorry letter, to everyone, even the mates they did the bullying with.
They make remorse gifts and hand deliver them to homes of people they hurt and to all the teachers whose time was wasted with their messing around.
They do volunteer work at an old people’s home, a special needs facility or an underprivileged children’s unit.
They raise money for charity by putting themselves out and putting in some hard work.
They earn their food, their wifi codes and their privileges by saying and doing kind and helpful things at home and everywhere they go.
It won’t be easy but it will work and it will be worth it.
A bully is not born, they are somehow created. It may not be your fault and anyway, blame is a waste of energy – but you can change it.
Kindness is the only way to kill a bully.
They need to learn it and it can be taught.