Most schools have policies that guide their practices around bullying.  While these policies are vital to have in place, a truth that most professionals, parents, and kids can verify is that policies don’t change people; people change people. 

Young people who struggle with social interactions don’t develop new skills because a policy told them to and kids who like to dominate and control others don’t give up these behaviors because they read a rule on a poster.

Check out my recent post on Psychology Today to learn what I consider the five essential social emotional skills that must be part of any school’s comprehensive bullying prevention program.

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