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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman24 View Post
    What is really sad is that down here the kids are bullied by their teachers and nothing is done. My son experienced many cases of this when he was in 8,9,10th grade and I complained to the principal NOTHING, the County school system Nothing, the superintendant of schools (nothing).
    The year before we got here a child walked into his middle school class, pulled out a gun and blew his brains out in front of everyone. Did the system change NO.
    They do not have anyone person in middle or high schools here that the kids can go and just talk to and only 1 psych for every 9 upper level schools.

    Alot of talk is done here and elsewhere but from what I see little is being done.

    I am perfectly aware that bullying has been around since forever but there are effective ways to lessen it. Fortunately when we lived in SW Michigan the school system there had its act together and thus the level was kept to a minimum.

    Very sad.
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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    People are committing suicide over this and you think you should leave them alone?

    Amazing.
    So what if people are killing themselves over suggestion? People encourage weakness in people all the time and sometimes it leads to people acting irrationally towards themselves and/or others, but people are still responsible for what they do with their lives. Why should we punish suggestion when suggestion isn't actually doing anything but playing on a weakness?

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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Quote Originally Posted by John.NoseTip View Post
    I'm so glad I went through my teen years before facebook, twitter et al. I can't imagine how some of these young folks are tortured today. I think many of us older folks forget that for most teenagers their whole world is social status i.e. fitting in. When people can attack that publicly like they can nowadays it has to be harsh. I don't really have an answer for it because the only answer I know is enough life experience to teach you it's not a big deal and to ingore a**holes.
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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Naturally it wouldn't be mentioned in the news, but if you have a child around high school age, you are aware that the number of white children, both boys and girls, committing suicide either in high school or immediately out of high school is almost beyond belief. This is a new phenomenon in the United States. Traditionally children did not commit suicide because they always had so much hope for a better life in the future. Who knows what the reason for this present tragic state of affairs is, perhaps because there isn't much hope in liberal America, no place to go, you're trapped and the fact that in pop culture, high school viciousness goes on forever, even past the age of thirty. Kids don't grow up anymore. Certainly their horizons are not expanded in public school and they are taught to be ashamed of their race and their country, even ashamed of their parents. Plus the focus of our schools has shifted to worship of the 3rd world races and "education" is at the lowest levels.
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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I'm sorry but only one person is responsible for this suicide.
    On the contrary, there's plenty of blame to go around. The girl deserves some of it of course, she did make some bad decisions. But her parents certainly deserve a share of the blame for not helping and supporting her as much as they should. The guy blackmailing her definitely deserves some, as do the other kids that bullied her. The school may deserve part of the blame for not doing enough to stop it. And the police absolutely deserve some of the blame, since they apparently did nothing about the guy who was blackmailing the girl, and had a picture of a topless 7th grader as his facebook profile picture.

    Very rarely is this sort of thing the fault of only one person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    For encouraging someone to kill themselves? So basically the crime is for suggestion? Where exactly is the right violation in that? I would very like to know when exactly we all started to think it was fine to punish people for suggestion.
    No the crime is very specific. Kindly read what I wrote.

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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Quote Originally Posted by Patrickt View Post
    I'm sorry but only one person is responsible for this suicide.
    Ultimately yes, but we should be more vigilant in looking for specific warning signs that people are troubled and try to help. It is a failure on many people's shoulders when something like this happens, but in a sense you are right. Nobody forced her to do this. Let me just reinforce that her family, friends, teachers, and peers should have noticed she need help and offered some assistance.
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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Many seem to be missing the triad of issues with this suicide;

    The first issue, is the level of harassment kids (<12 years) and young adults (>13 years) are being subjected to. Group mentality is exacerbating this problem, much like a darker, more violent, and twisted version of the Stanford prison experiment.

    The second, which I think the pro-bullies are hitting on, in their own cold, callous way, is the emotional and mental strength of today's youth. Many get beaten down, retaliate and, come out fine. How are our children coming into today's world so defeated before they are old enough to even pursue careers, or attend college?

    Third, why does the government mandate our children, by threat of criminal penalty, be placed in institutions that they will willfully neglect to ensure our children are safe in? Why do we allow our educators to neglect the responsibility of ensuring our children's safety whilst they are in their care. We put parents in prison for grievous neglect, and even less. The state mandates our children go to these places, and then they fail to protect them.

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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    What is "Bullying"? It is a highly subjective term. Is saying anything I don't like for you to say about me "bullying" even if it is true? At what point one's right to express their opinions curtailed by a "No Bullying" rule? Are we to only agree with and say nicest things possible to all people under the possibility that we might innocently say something that triggers the listener's own internal issues or crack their eggshell egos? Is it like porn, we just know it when we see it? I don't have answers to these questions.

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    re: The bullies win again[W710; 739]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why weren't you up there kicking somone's ass?
    I WAS I was fighting an institutionalized system every day for 4 years. It ruined my health. I am no longer able to work and have serious health problems.

    ANd you know what . NOTHING has changed. This farking school system is still destroying kids.
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