We're not doing enough.
We're right on track and taking appropriate measures.
We're blowing it way out of proportion.
IMO your worldview is very naive, and based on limited experience in real world situations.
If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.
Adversity sadly builds character. Too much can kill or scar, too little can result in individuals too weak to compete. How we balance that as a society, I don't know. One of the problems with school is that we often talk about "once you are in the REAL world things are different". Meaning, life outside of school where you have to work to survive and parents aren't coddling you, etc. So do we want to have school PREPARE people for that real world, or SHELTER them from it? I get bullied every day in my chosen career, comes with the territory. How I react to it is important. At the same time, children bullied to the point of suicide...my heart breaks. Worse, even though I'm entirely confident in my parenting abilities with regards to my own child's experiences and training...what if my wife and I were to die and leave here to society to care for? I'd like those rules in place then I suppose. At the same time, I'd also like know she'd be taught those life lessons...
With physical attacks the attacker should be referred to the pólice for charges. With mental attacks, well they have no power intil the attackee gives them power.
I can't remember one day in high school worring about what anybody thought of me. I think that is an important lesson to teach especially girls these days. Thier life does not end if they are not the most popular girl in school, after all high school is temporary and it should have no effect a what somebody does afterwards. Heck, high school is the easiest part of life compared to working a real job.
Yes when they were kids they suffered some pain, most of which was mental, but they bettered their lives because of it.
What would have happened to those people if they were not bullied?
Maybe in the interest of fairness, Maury should include the families of the people who were bullied, who jumped out a window.
Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
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