Depending on oversight by adults to prevent or stop bullying incidents is a faulty strategy because bullies predominantly target their victims out-of-sight of adults who might intervene.
Moo Duk Kwan® Certified Instructors and School owners have more opportunity to prevent bullying incidents than almost anyone else because they empower potential victims to defend themselves when no one else is present to protect them.Read More
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Conflict resolution or peer mediation strategies, however, should not be used to address bullying problems because:
- Peer mediation/conflict resolution programs assume there is a bit of both right and wrong on both sides. Such programs may place some blame on the student who is being bullied and free the student or students who are bullying from some responsibility. These programs work toward a compromise that, in the case of bullying, could mean further victimization of the student who has been bullied.
Today in America, bullying has become an epidemic in our society and we see more and more evidence of parents, schools, universities, churches, governments, etc. adopting policies they hope will minimize bullying behavior.
Unfortunately, policies are no better than those who have the ability and courage - or lack thereof - to enforce them and those charged to prevent bullying cannot do so if they are not present to witness and intervene in bullying incidents.Read More
Moo Duk Kwan® martial art schools certified by the nonprofit United States Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation® teach the Soo Bahk Do® martial art system with an emphasis on developing awareness and skills to avoid conflict whenever possible and the skills necessary to prevail in a conflict when avoidance is not possible.Read More