How to Combat Bullying in the Schools in 2012

60 Minute Self Defense

The Ramsey Board of Education of Ramsey, NJ settled for $4.2 million after a 6 year court case where the victim, Sawyer Rosenstein, was repeatedly intimidated and harassed verbally, physically and online. When he was 12, he emailed school officials “I would like to let you know that the bullying has increased,” he wrote to his guidance counselor at the Eric Smith Middle School. “I would like to figure out some coping mechanisms to deal with these situations, and I would just like to put this on file so if something happens again, we can show that there was past bullying situations.”

The situation came to a head when Rosenstein was punched in the abdomen at school on May 16, 2006, dropping him to his knees. according to his father, he came home that day, he complained of pain in his back but otherwise felt fine.Two days later, the seventh-grader let out a scream in his bedroom. “He hasn’t walked since,” his father said.

The blow had caused a clot in a major artery that supplies blood to his spine, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down from what his attorney described as an “incredibly rare” injury.

According to News 12 of New Jersey:

The School Board settled the dispute on the recommendation of the insurance company and NOT because they felt they did anything wrong.

Sawyer now attends Syracuse University

OK, the Ramsey Board of Education has been litigating the case for 6 years and if they thought they could win, they would have NOT settled. To fight a case like this, it’s probably costing the insurance company around $600,000 to $1,000,000. And anyone who ever had an insurance claim knows one thing…they’re not in the habit of giving money away easily. So if they thought they had a shot on winning the case, they would have continued the fight and not have “settled” for $4.2 million. The reason the insurance company decided to settle is because they needed to control the damages. They know that when a jury gets a hold of this, it could bankrupt the company.

Now on to the bigger issue, the anti-bullying policies are doing the same thing the gun control laws are doing. Good kids obey the law and the bad kids still do whatever they want. In the “Republic of New Jersey” we have gun laws that would make Stalin cringe, yet that doesn’t stop the bad guys from getting guns and doing whatever the hell they want. That’s because they’re BAD GUYS.

There will come a time where there is no teacher in sight and your kid is going to have to make a stand. No poster or slogan is going to save this kid.

Kids are no different, they’re good and bad. Most grow up to be law abiding citizens, others complete scumbags. Hey, they have to be coming from somewhere. All puppies are cute, it’s when they’re big and rabid that they sort of lose their cuteness.

A lot of schools are festooned with anti-bullying propaganda and still with all that nonsense kids still bully.

That’s because human nature is just that, human nature. And some kids are just bad. What’s happening is that the good kids DON’T stand up for themselves because they don’t want to get in trouble. My solution is to simply teach the kids how to physically protect themselves. We had to do it and it worked out pretty well.

Little kids = little problems = big kids, big problems. (Mo’ money = mo’ problems)

When they’re young they will only get bumped in bruised. The good kids will learn to stick up for themselves and the bullies will learn to respect others.
There were kids who tried to bully me and my friends growing up, some became my friend while others wound up in jail.

The result of all this anti-bullying propaganda is that the good kids are afraid to act. I have to argue with my kids because they’re afraid that they’ll get in trouble if they fight back. It took some undoing to instill a “justifiable self defense” mechanism. If they’re being touched and they can’t get away, protect yourself. Mom and Dad will talk to the school.

The anti-bullying policy is an administrator’s bureaucratic dream. First of all my impression of school policy is the same as politics. Filibuster until the problem goes away or we don’t have to deal with it anymore. The system is set up to manage litigation exposure. Couple this with the human condition to do as little work as possible and you have a system that isn’t designed to solve problems, only postpone or ignore them. The “zero tolerance” for bullying in the schools is bullshit. Unless your child is found being hung off the roof by his feet, there’s nothing they’re going to do.

Teachers and administrators are bureaucrats. They don’t get paid any more or less for sticking their neck out. At the end of the day they will not do anything that will put their job at risk. It’s human nature, chances are if you were a part of the system, you would act the same way. Listen, if they were being paid commission for every real problem they solved they would be making work for themselves. But they’re not, their REAL goal is to not get sued and to keep their job. To to that they will counsel and talk to your kid until they have moved through the system and are no longer their responsibility.

Oh, and if you’re one of those rare administrator who actually wants to provide a real solution to real problems, God help you. You’ll probably quit or be fired soon.

What’s a kid to do?

Stand up for yourself. Be old school and teach ’em how to fight back. Use the ineffectiveness of the school to deal with bullies to your kids advantage. Raise them the way you were raised and as a parent, step up and let them know you’ve got their back.

At the end of the day YOU have to deal with bullies, NOT the school.

The bullies are still there and will never go away. Better for your kids to learn this fact of life now when the risk is only a bump and a bruise.

 

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If you are someone who would like to learn self defense techniques, but don’t know where to start, I’ve got a proposition for you.

There are a lot of martial arts schools out there. Just where should you start? You could go and observe several schools and pick one you like. Most schools will let you have look before you join. However today, there is another choice.

You should know that martial arts is not self defense. Martial Arts is often based on sport and ceremony with routines that are practiced in a controlled setting. Martial Arts are great for many things, like learning self discipline, getting some cardiovasular exercise, and they are just plain fun. However, a lot of people are under the impression that they have to study a martial arts for years in order to learn how to protect themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You might be surprised to know that you can learn essential self defense techniques in your home in 60 minutes. Techniques that could save your life in the future.

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A lot of people would like to learn some self defense techniques, but they don’t know where to start. They also realize there are a lot of martial arts schools out there and they have no idea where to go. Things are different today and I will help clear up some of these areas for you.

First of all, martial arts is not self defense. Martial Arts is often based on sport and ceremony with routines in a controlled setting. Martial Arts are great for many things, like learning self discipline, getting some cardiovasular exercise, and they can just be plain fun. However, a lot of people are under the impression that they have to study a martial arts for years in order to learn how to protect themselves. This is not the case.

You might be surprised to know that you can learn essential self defense techniques in your home in 60 minutes. Techniques that could save your life in the future.

The Self Defense Company has created many modern distance-learning programs on DVD. Each of these programs were listed at the bottom of the home page of this website. To see if the Self Defense Company’s training is right for you. You might like a test drive. OK, you got one.

You can take four free self defense lessons online and give this company’s training a go. To get started, all you have to do is click on the following link:

 

How to Self Defense – Learn Essential Techniques in 60 Minutes

There is a certain type of confidence that comes from knowing you can take care of yourself and your loved ones.

At our core, we’re still animals and protecting what’s ours is survival instinct that can’t be ignored.

You may not be aware of it, but fear plays a big role in your ability to survive. We have been taught that fear is to be avoided, a feeling to be suppressed. However, fear is an early warning system. It’s that little voice inside of your head that tells you there is trouble. Even though you may not have consciously recognized it yet.

In these situations, most people would wish they knew some self defense techniques. Perhaps they have been the victim of a violent crime. Or perhaps they know someone who has been victim of a violent crime. Being vulnerable is a terrible feeling. Feeling helpless is an even worse feeling.

You may find this hard to believe, but you can learn the essential techniques you need to protect yourself in only 60 minutes. You can learn seven simple lessons of self defense that could save your life.

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  1. Threat Identification – Avoidance and Technology
  2. Empty Hand Techniques From a Standing Position
  3. Multiple Assailants
  4. Single Hand Assaults
  5. Defense Against Grabs and Holds
  6. What to do when you are knocked down to the ground
  7. What to do when you are pinned on the ground

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60 Minute Self Defense – Techniques Keep You From Being a Victim

60 Minute Self Defense

You are just 60 minutes away from learning what you need to know in order to protect yourself and your family.

That’s right, 60 minutes.

Contrary to what you’ve been told, you do not have to be an ultimate fighter, super soldier or black belt to be able to defend yourself. You don’t need years of martial arts training and countless hours in a self defense class to know how to protect yourself. You just don’t.

Here is something rather astonishing. Five hundred martial arts experts were asked at a recent convention how long they would need to teach someone to defend themselves. The answers would turn most people off to learning self defense. The “experts” overwhelmingly said it would take between 2 and 5 years to teach someone how to defend themselves in an attack.

For most people, two to five years is a long time. Which is no wonder why people don’t bother learning self defense.

How about if you went down to your local martial arts studio and asked the EXPERT there? He would probably give you the same answer. If you asked him to show you something right now that would save your life, he wouldn’t have a clue what to tell you.

But if you asked one of the Self Defense Company Professional Instructors they would say they could teach you something in two seconds that you could use immediately. After ten minutes you would have a clear understanding. After sixty minutes, you would have all you need to know.

How can the Self Defense Company teach you in minutes what the rest of the martial arts and self defense world takes years to do?

The reason to this is simple. Martial arts and combat sports like mixed martial arts are based on fighting. They demand that you defeat your enemy. Well to survive you don’t need to fight, defeat or even hurt your attacker. A lot of people just want to know how to avoid and escape from dangerous situations. That’s why the first line of defense is ESCAPE and EVASION.

We know that it is infinitely harder to defeat an attacker than it is to escape from one. Martial arts and combat sports have forced us to think that self defense means we have to “beat people up”. That is not so.

Just remember, you don’t need a black belt to defend yourself. Also, you don’t have to change you life in order to save it. Once you understand how criminals and bullies pick their targets and what strategies they use to ambush you, you will be on your way to living a healthier, safer life.

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