Sarcasm & Confusion is a method to manage a bully I created after being frustrated with 'the system'. I was frustrated kids were being told to ignore a bully, tell an adult or simply report the bullying. If you ask anyone who's ever been bullied they will tell you telling an adult, reporting the bully or ignoring the bully don't work to stop the bullying.
Although, I do think it's important to tell an adult you are being bullied, I also think it's more important to give that teen a tool that works to help them manage the situation themselves!! Building their self esteem, confidence, problem solving skills and assertiveness. And giving them a sense of control in a situation where they feel they have none.
The teens who have learned Sarcasm & Confusion and have used it have reported IT WORKS!!! And they always come back with a sense of empowerment. They are finally able to DO SOMETHING about being bullied that isn't just ALLOWING it to happen.
This is meant for managing a bully, not becoming one and when I work with anyone who wants to learn Sarcasm & Confusion I make sure I communicate this is a very powerful tool and can be used for the dark side; but since they know what it feels like to be bullied they don't usually go there. Also, they just want their bullying to stop.
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