Once upon a time, according to Disney's upcoming show "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," there was a lonely little boy who wanted to be invited to play with the other children. But he never was. And years later, when the boy became a man, he was better known as Captain Hook*. Isn't that message just as important as any other about anti-bullying?
|Jake and Captain Hook. |
Successful anti-bullying programs (like ours) should incorporate the social lessons promised in 'Jake and the Never Land Pirates' so that our children learn that for bullying to cease in their communities they must not only cease to be victims but also cease to be bullies themselves.
(*Excerpt from LA Times article published February 13, 2011.
-Kung Fu Los Angeles staff