The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124679 Message #2754781
Posted By: Tug the Cox
29-Oct-09 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
There's a strange irony in 'zero tolerance' policies in a tolerant society wishing to promote tolerance. Used in schools it teaches 'might is right' and just don't get caught. It also causes resentment against the 'special cases'.
Well developed and resesarched approaches such as the joint concern approach or the no blame approach attempt to build community, rather than fear fuelled conformity.