Protectors University: Getting to the Truth

Paul Coughlin, a bullying expert and FOX news contributor, talks about the truths of bullying.

Posted: Oct. 19, 2017 7:16 AM
Updated: Oct. 19, 2017 7:16 AM

Paul Coughlin, a bullying expert and FOX news contributor, addresses the truths of bullying in lesson one of "Getting to the Truth." 

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He says many people believe that bullying is the leading form of child abuse in the nation. 

"To be strong and to lead well, we have to learn to say no to bad things. And one of those bad things is bullying," says Coughlin. 

He says that bullying is not about conflict, misunderstanding, anger management or miscommunication. It is the superior use of power with the intention to harm another person over a period of time without a reason. 

Coughlin says that bullying almost always includes humiliation, isolation and threat of further abuse. 

He says that targets should avoid bullying hot spots, grow their friendships and report what happened to them to a teacher, counselor or parents. 

Coughlin says much like an athlete or musician, people have to practice being strong. "It's a discipline, we have to be courageous and courage only comes by doing courageous things."

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