A Mindful Cure to Bullying

August 12, 2014 4:55 PM

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A Mindful Cure to Bullying

Every few months, my high school -- like so many others -- herds all of the students into the auditorium for an assembly about bullying. "Don't be a bully, be an ally," the speaker says, as if we didn't know. He tells us about laws prohibiting bullying and encourages us to help the victim.

Today, 49 out of 50 states have passed anti-bullying legislation and many schools have implemented anti-bullying programs that target the perpetrators and ask them to stop. While these programs represent the best efforts by school administrators to tackle a thorny problem, such programs have proven ...

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