Category: Workplace Communication

STOP THE BUS! Bullying of Older Bus Monitor Shows What Needs To Change

Watching the video of school bus monitor Karen Klein being cruelly bullied by four boys makes me want to stand up and shout, ‘STOP THE BUS!’ Parents and teachers need to teach kids how to recognize destructive behavior, resist peer pressure, speak up when they see someone acting unsafely, and get help. School staff, including bus monitors and playground supervisors, need training and support to stop kids from engaging in bullying of anyone in the moment.

“Mean” Adults?? – Five Kidpower Skills to Address Adult-to-Adult Bullying

We receive complaints from all over the world about adults being bullied by other adults. Here are just a few of countless examples: “My colleague scowls when I come into our office and tries to sabotage any idea I come up with by making up stories about me.” “My boss speaks to me in a […]

Staying Calm Under Pressure

Many people ask, “How can I calm myself down when I am under pressure so that I can make better choices for myself?” This is a great question because you will be far more effective at handling difficult situations if you are calm and aware rather than upset and anxious. It is normal for most […]

Sexual Harassment: Another Kind of Pollution

Every time Marcia glanced up from her desk at the office, her co-worker across the room was staring at her. He didn’t say anything—he just looked at her in a way that made her feel as if he were trying to take her clothes off with his eyes. When she asked him to stop, he […]

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