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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    What's your solution - teach kids that life is all sunshine, lollipops and unicorns?
    Actually confront said bullies with what is going on seems to work the best according to evidence provided in the thread. I'm pretty sure I mentioned this earlier, I may have forgot.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I don't honestly care how many suicides there were. Those who are too emotionally weak to take it probably ought to be taken out of the gene pool.
    Yes, because clearly social Darwinism works well right?
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    you mean it's NOT???????
    Apparently not. We have to protect these delicate souls like Fiddy and...whatever her name is. They may accidentally be made of glass.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Generally, people who commit suicide are people who are wired for it and prone to it to begin with. The bullying won't be the root cause. That was already there. The bullying may be the deciding "last straw" for some, but for many of these people if it weren't the bullying it would have eventually been something else.
    So what then? They should man up? Let them die, they'll only do it later?
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    Actually confront said bullies with what is going on seems to work the best according to evidence provided in the thread. I'm pretty sure I mentioned this earlier, I may have forgot.
    That's fine. If you're bullied, you should seek rational, acceptable ways to stop yourself from being bullied. What I'm against is the people who are obviously as fragile as crystal wanting to criminalize people "being mean" or "picking on someone". That's where I think the slippery slope is going - when someone can be arrested for an assholish post on Facebook.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nynaeve Meara View Post
    Yes, because clearly social Darwinism works well right?
    There's no such thing as social Darwinism in the real world, but if there were, it would sure be a damn sight better than idiot liberalism and government hand-holding.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Generally, people who commit suicide are people who are wired for it and prone to it to begin with. The bullying won't be the root cause. That was already there. The bullying may be the deciding "last straw" for some, but for many of these people if it weren't the bullying it would have eventually been something else.
    Really? I'd never heard that before. But this isn't a topic I know much about. It just seems like most of the suicides I hear about there does seem to be some sort of easily identifiable root cause.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Like I said - if something like certain things that pass as "bullying" causes you to kill yourself, you're just saving yourself some time before life goes and actually gets hard.
    There are hormonal issues as well as others that are curable (kid learns how to manage). It is not like the kid is just **** out of luck for the rest of their lives and they are saving misery by ending it now.

    Mental, behavioral and conduct disorders are some of the leading risk factors for adolescent suicide, reported Berman. Other factors include substance abuse and access to firearms.

    Psychologists spotlight growing concern of higher suicide rates among adolescents
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There are hormonal issues as well as others that are curable (kid learns how to manage). It is not like the kid is just **** out of luck for the rest of their lives and they are saving misery by ending it now.

    Mental, behavioral and conduct disorders are some of the leading risk factors for adolescent suicide, reported Berman. Other factors include substance abuse and access to firearms.

    Psychologists spotlight growing concern of higher suicide rates among adolescents
    That's crap. It's more liberal idiocy that wants to blame everything but the person responsible. Nothing is ever your fault! Point fingers at someone else! Idiot liberals.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There are hormonal issues as well as others that are curable (kid learns how to manage). It is not like the kid is just **** out of luck for the rest of their lives and they are saving misery by ending it now.

    Mental, behavioral and conduct disorders are some of the leading risk factors for adolescent suicide, reported Berman. Other factors include substance abuse and access to firearms.

    Psychologists spotlight growing concern of higher suicide rates among adolescents
    I'm aware that adolescents are more prone to suicide because of emotional imbalances or "issues" or what have you, but they also have rather minor problems in comparison. Once they outgrow the tumultuous times of teenager-hood, problems such as "so-and-so is mean to me" and "the prom queen turned me down for a date and called me an uggo" gets replaced with real concerns, like "where am I gonna live" and "why can't I find a job". If I thought that kids just had to make it through high school and then the world just becomes all happy trees and rainbows, I'd try a little harder to get them through.

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