Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Bullying is a problem as old as mankind, with new twists as technology advances and people change.  And, the state requires that school personnel get training on combating bullying once a year.

That's what I'm doing today.  Bullying Awareness and Prevention.  It's a compelling subject, which is why so many people sleep thru it.  And I'm an instructor.  I feel like there's a little cord in my back.  They wind me up, pull the cord, and words come out of my mouth. I feel like a Chatty Cathy doll.

Question: Should repeated PowerPoint presentations be considered bullying, or just harassment?


Anonymous said...


I don't know how many thousands (Okay, maybe just hundreds) of those 'ethics' sessions I sat through before I retired but I still cringe at the memories.


Javahead said...

My company does this sort of annual mandated posturing via a website - you can choose your own time, do it at your own pace (and blaze through it quite rapidly if you're a fast reader), or do it over the course of several days. Still an annoyance, but it meets the legal requirements without wasting huge amounts of time and productivity.

I can see doing this sort of thing ONCE as a live presentation. Or even requiring new employees to sit through it ONCE. But I somehow doubt anyone capable of benefiting from the training in the first place needs annual reminders on How Not To Be A Jerk or How To Tell When Kids Are Acting Nasty.

Anonymous said...

Mental cruelty, methinks.


Old NFO said...

Nap time is what 'I' call it! :-)

Jon said...

I think repeated powerpoint violates the Geneva Conventions on torture.