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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Same here... a few months ago while at the community pool some girls were bullying my daughter who was on a floaty by herself (nine years old). One of the girls put her feet on my girl's shoulders to push her off. I was watching for a few minutes prior to that to see how my daughter would handle it but that got me over there. I told the girl off pretty harshly and informed her that she is lucky I got over there 'cause my daughter would have beat the crap out of her... My girls take jui-jitsu, it turns out her dad was standing right next to me. Didn't know it at the time but when I was told that I stared the guy down. Anyway, I told my daughter that she is free to defend herself.
    This is how I know I'd make an awful parent. I would've waited to watch my daughter beat the hell out of the other girl and enjoyed every moment of it.

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    Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Well, this turned out to be an interesting thread. How many people here weren't physically bullied, but were otherwise?
    My bullies were adults. In school I was always a head and a half taller than most kids. I was a bullies bully. I tended to take out my anger and hurt on those that would pick on others. Looking back on it I was no more healthy than the bullies. I had a horrible stutter til about 15 and couldn't speak a complete sentence. Easier to just be quiet and come across as unapproachable. Everything pretty much leveled off in high school. New state, new school, new living environment. Never really had problems after that. Still have triggers though. Child abuse...violence against women...really sets me off.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Same here... a few months ago while at the community pool some girls were bullying my daughter who was on a floaty by herself (nine years old). One of the girls put her feet on my girl's shoulders to push her off. I was watching for a few minutes prior to that to see how my daughter would handle it but that got me over there. I told the girl off pretty harshly and informed her that she is lucky I got over there 'cause my daughter would have beat the crap out of her... My girls take jui-jitsu, it turns out her dad was standing right next to me. Didn't know it at the time but when I was told that I stared the guy down. Anyway, I told my daughter that she is free to defend herself.
    When both my kids were in middle school, my son came home and asked me if I'd be mad if he beat someone up. I stopped what I was doing, turned around and asked him why.

    He said he was going to take care of a kid that was constantly bullying my daughter. He was calling her a whore, slut, trashy, etc... she never mentioned it to me, but her brother had witnessed it and had stepped in.

    Apparently, it had been going on awhile and this other kid was enlisting cronies to jump in.

    I told him I wouldn't be upset if he said something, but he was not to just go up to the kid and lay him out unless this other kid took first shot.

    Turns out, he confronted this boy and two of his friends, and she didn't have an issue again. Now if it'd turned out differently, I would've contacted the school, but historically they do nothing.

    I would have no issue with either of them standing up for themselves or each other in a situation like that.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Not the same. When someone is assaulted, there needs to be intervention. Getting your ass kicked, pushed down a flight of stairs, etc. need to be addressed regardless of circumstances. What I'm saying is that we don't need legislature that's going to criminalize the quarterback knocking your trapper keeper out of your hands in the hall, or having a mean name written on a piece of paper and put on your locker. There are people out there that think we need to call a cop if you get hit with Jello from across the lunch hall.
    Yeah, i think this kind of normal kid behavior is something the anti bullying crowd will have to let go of if they want to be taken seriously. This is how it all gets lumped in together under the label of 'bullying,' giving cover to the much more serious assaults in the process.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    This is how I know I'd make an awful parent. I would've waited to watch my daughter beat the hell out of the other girl and enjoyed every moment of it.
    The main reason I stepped in was because they were in the deep end of the pool. If they were out I would have watched longer...
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The main reason I stepped in was because they were in the deep end of the pool. If they were out I would have watched longer...
    Ahh, I'm with ya. Safety first.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    When both my kids were in middle school, my son came home and asked me if I'd be mad if he beat someone up. I stopped what I was doing, turned around and asked him why.

    He said he was going to take care of a kid that was constantly bullying my daughter. He was calling her a whore, slut, trashy, etc... she never mentioned it to me, but her brother had witnessed it and had stepped in.

    Apparently, it had been going on awhile and this other kid was enlisting cronies to jump in.

    I told him I wouldn't be upset if he said something, but he was not to just go up to the kid and lay him out unless this other kid took first shot.

    Turns out, he confronted this boy and two of his friends, and she didn't have an issue again. Now if it'd turned out differently, I would've contacted the school, but historically they do nothing.

    I would have no issue with either of them standing up for themselves or each other in a situation like that.
    WOuldn't the school be scared of future litigation?

    If you notify them something is ahppening and they do nothing, then they are libel for all future damage.

    Wouldn't that be the case?

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    Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Okay, so what's the problem? Hopefully something more than this:

    It was that and more, everyday. And yes, it is a problem that needs to be escalated if the situation calls for intervention. It is also something schools have to, and I mean, have to, stop.
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    There isn't anything wrong with them... they just have a more serious issue of depression (for example) than the average person. I literally can't imagine any person taking their life that isn't depressed in some manner or another. Can you give an esample of a person fully alert, with no issues at all, logically concludes to end their happy life and die?
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Ah, the argument from personal incredulity. How original.
    Not sure what you are trying to imply...
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