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Montevideo American-News - Montevideo, MN
  • A proactive approach is required

  • As the school resource officer in Montevideo, Nick Gunderson has first hand experience with bullying in schools, and outside of them. He has a good idea of where bullying goes on, and knows how to address it, but there is one question he regularly finds himself asking: why?
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  • As the school resource officer in Montevideo, Nick Gunderson has first hand experience with bullying in schools, and outside of them. He has a good idea of where bullying goes on, and knows how to address it, but there is one question he regularly finds himself asking: why?
     
    “What do (bullies) get out of it?” Gunderson wonders. There is the answer many have heard for a long time — bullying is done to build up self-esteem by bringing others down, but how much does that really help?
     
    It’s a question Gunderson tries to really address when educating students. One of many topics in his lessons is the story of Amanda Todd, a girl who committed suicide at the age of 15 after being bullied and harassed online. After showing students a
    See Bullying page 10A
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