Must Read: Helene Guldberg on the Anti-Bullying Industry
The most rational academic voice in the world on bullying.
Posted Nov 24, 2011
The first, and thus far still the only, (non-self-)published book in the world to criticize the anti-bully movement is in Helene's Guldberg's 2009 work, Reclaiming Childhood: Freedom and Play in an Age of Fear, which contains a chapter, "The Bully Bandwagon." I wrote about this groundbreaking book in a May, 2009 blog, and conducted an interview with her shortly afterwards. I was also greatly honored to have been asked by the American Journal of Education to write a review of her book. (You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to read the full text of the review).
I am extremely grateful for the existence of rare people like Prof. Guldberg because it is so lonely being almost the only mental health professional in the world publicly criticizing this failing industry and trying to save society from its ravages. It is wonderful that the world has a scientist who actually thinks like a scientist regarding the emotionally charged subject of bullying.
Rather than writing about her new article in the Online journal Spiked, I am presenting you with a link to it so you can read it on your own: http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php/essays/article/11654/
If you like it, won't you pass it on to others? She deserves your support, and the world deserves her wisdom on this frustrating issue.