A downside to bullying prevention programs?

A study from the University of Texas, reported in the Huffington Post, found that bullying prevention programs may do more harm than good.  While awareness of all the dynamics are covered, the bullies actually seem to learn new skills for avoiding detection and fine-honing their attacks.  “Unintended consequences”, it seems.  What is your experience?


1 Response to “A downside to bullying prevention programs?”

  1. 1 Joseph S October 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    An important caveat – sort of like the acknowledgment that juvenile detention/correctional facilities can be counterproductive if the opportunity for acquiring new criminal behaviours including how to avoid the law is present.

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