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Be A Buddy, Not A Bully

Published On: Nov 06 2013 05:43:32 PM CST
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The sad and sickening case of Miami Dolphins football player Richie Incognito raises all kinds of questions about the culture of professional football that need to be addressed. But as our editorial board talked about it Tuesday morning among other topics including the approximately 300,000 anti-bullying bracelets we and Dean Clinic have handed out in the last couple of months, the connections seemed inescapable.


Incognito’s abusive behavior toward a teammate has spurred all kinds of constructive dialogue around bullying, dialogue not lost on the young people and families who have made WISC’s anti-bullying Time for Kids project such a success. First we applaud the 300-thousand-plus folks who have taken the pledge and received a bracelet. Second we thank Dean Clinic for their partnership. But as we talked about the kinds of behavior of which we’ve seen recent examples we kept coming back to our simple slogan: Be a Buddy, Not a Bully. There are a lot of ways to think about it, but in the end that just says it all.

 

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