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Jeong said students with ill intentions “…are able to learn, there are new techniques [and gain] new skills.” He says students might see examples in videos and then want to try it.

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A lot of schools spend countless hours trying to stop bullying. But some question if they are sending the right message.

It started as a simple look at bullying. University of Texas at Arlington criminologist Seokjin Jeong analyzed data collected from 7,000 students from all 50 states.

He thought the results would be predictable and would show that anti-bullying programs curb bullying. Instead — he found the opposite.

Jeong said it was, “A very disappointing and a very surprising thing. Our anti-bullying programs, either intervention or prevention does not work.”

The study concluded that students at schools with anti-bullying programs might actually be more likely to become a victim of bullying. It also found that students at schools with no bullying programs were less likely to become victims.

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  1. Mohammed's pink swastika

    October 10th, 2013

    Nerds!!!

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  2. Shminky

    October 10th, 2013

    Ah, the cluelessness never stops. Anti-bullying programs work something like sex ed programs–deterrence may be the goal, but giving all the exciting graphic details is hella more likely to make the instructee want to apply his or her new knowledge.

    At least these dangerous postage stamps won’t see the light of day (and how much did THIS idiocy cost us??): http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/10/USPS-lets-move-stamps

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  3. unneutral

    October 10th, 2013

    The best anti-bullying program would be to teach the boys how to properly throw a punch.

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  4. djon

    October 10th, 2013

    The ‘anti-bullying program’ is a false flag to protect homosexuals from criticism or any suggesten that what they are doing could possibly be wrong…It is not about protecting all children..

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  5. srdem65

    October 10th, 2013

    Oh c’mon. I used to bully my kid brother until he grew taller than me. It’s what you do when you’re a kid.

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  6. kvn

    October 10th, 2013

    Unbelievable! Teaching children what it means to be bullied will result in children learning how to be bullies? Who would not have saw that happening?

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  7. kvn

    October 10th, 2013

    unneutral and srdem65, that brings back memories. I was never bullied as a kid because as soon as I identified a bully I beat the snot out of them in a public location. I wasn’t the biggest kid. I was the ked who read the book that taught US military personnel how to inflict the most pain in hand to hand combat.

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  8. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    October 10th, 2013

    As in all government programs, the Law of Unintended Consequences comes back to bite us all in the ass.

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  9. Plain Jane

    October 10th, 2013

    Sorry if I’m repeating myself and you read this before, but my older sister used to blackmail me. One day I realized I grew taller than her. I decked her and knocked her out. She never blackmailed me again.

    Unfortunately, I thought I snuffed her out permanently. I either had a powerful punch or she had a glass jaw.

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  10. TheFineReport.com

    October 10th, 2013

    Everything the left does backfires. Everything. — Except damaging the country.

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  11. even steven

    October 10th, 2013

    I never got bullied when I was a kid. I got into a few of fights, though. I was taught to always fight back.

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  12. Corona

    October 10th, 2013

    I was only bullied 3 times. Once in 4th grade, twice in 7th grade. During 7th grade I took Karate classes for a while. No more bullying.
    In 8th grade I became 1 of 3 bullies in a class. The guy I taunted nailed me square on the nose and I woke up leaning against a cabinet. Later that day I saw him and apologized and he was understanding and we became friends. I ignored the other 2 bullies from then on.

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  13. old_oaks

    October 10th, 2013

    Bullying today isn’t the same as it was 35 years ago.

    Back then it weeded folks out and put them on the right path, or face scrutiny.

    Today, it’s just another progressive liberal tool used to invade the United States.

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