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    Re: Bullying...

    Discounting the "toughen up" aspect, and teaching kids to be hyper-sensitive, only serves to perpetuate the problem and it becomes self-sustaining in that it becomes always expanding.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    You think so? Soooo taking pictures of her without her knowledge in a changing room or restroom in various states of undress or "indisposed" then posting them on the internet...not much of a deal huh? Or setting up a website focusing on her so that kids make fun as she tries to go to school? Then of course, sometimes it's more direct and violent. Girls these days can be quite fiesty and brutal in a physically aggressive way. Maybe you should watch "Carrie" only imagine it without the telekinisis, LOL
    Yes.

    Obviously when I said there are serious and trivial issues of bullying I meant sodomizing a kindergartner with an axe handle as something trivial.


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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Adverse View Post
    Not really. If I am a crip and 5 bloods see me? I can fight my ass off and they'll still gladly beat the crap out of me and spit on me too. Prison? Gangs respect power and they don't waste it on minor issues. So in there sometimes facing up works, in others not so much.

    Now back the the real world...how do you handle a situation when some mean girls post embarassing things about your daughter on the internet...for millions to see? How do you handle your son getting a beat down so bad he almost loses an eye or suffers a broken bone? Tell him to go back so they can happily do it again? Back in the day I belonged to a teen gang, and unless it was a gang battle they pretty much let it be one on one. Now? Pssh, it's a gang beat-down.
    Well in the real world.....just cuz because one is affiliated with something doesn't mean they don't get respect. Reputation plays a part.

    Also back in the real world.....anyone outside bangers is considered a peon. That's being locked up in prison too. So anytime a peon opens their mouth, or even looks like it can be gangstered. What do you think takes place.

    So it is hardy a minor issue with those locked up. As for instance the GDs and The Vice Lords like to extort and play around with Homosexuals.....making them pay protection and pimping them out. Uhm that would be 2 different Gang Organizations known as the People and the Folks. That which the Bloods and Crips uncloak and ride with nationwide.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Yes.

    Obviously when I said there are serious and trivial issues of bullying I meant sodomizing a kindergartner with an axe handle as something trivial.

    I'm done talking to you. You're just trolling.
    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.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Well in the real world.....just cuz because one is affiliated with something doesn't mean they don't get respect. Reputation plays a part.

    Also back in the real world.....anyone outside bangers is considered a peon. That's being locked up in prison too. So anytime a peon opens their mouth, or even looks like it can be gangstered. What do you think takes place.

    So it is hardy a minor issue with those locked up. As for instance the GDs and The Vice Lords like to extort and play around with Homosexuals.....making them pay protection and pimping them out. Uhm that would be 2 different Gang Organizations known as the People and the Folks. That which the Bloods and Crips uncloak and ride with nationwide.
    I'm not talking about "gang-bangers" or "prison." There are enough cliques in school that bully kids without referencing "the big house" kind of props.

    I spent some time as a teacher. I had no problem interrupting fights. I had a problem when I started noticing kids with knives at school. That it was gangs of friends (like those three older middle school kids who beat that younger kid up on a bus) who had no problem jumping on one guy. That girl gangs did the same thing. This wasn't like "Valley Girls."

    I'm saying that it's important for kids to stand up for themselves, and even if the kid is bigger he'll respect you even if he wins if you face him down and get at least ONE good lick in. If that's all there was to bullying, no big deal. I'm just saying it's not always that simple anymore.
    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.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Bullying cannot be solved with "stand up to them". If it could, it would have been solved years ago. Bullying needs to be solved not with fists, but with a more psychological approach. We need to break through the thinking that being tougher means being better. That mentality not only hurts the victim of bullying, but the bully him or her self. Physical intimidation, which is the prime tool in a bullies box, does not solve any real problems ever.

    We need to be teaching kids to respect one another, not to teach them to punch each other. That neanderthal like thinking simply has to go. All it does is treat a symptom, not the problem.

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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    As long as we teach children to be passive, bullying will increase in frequency and in severity.
    How about some kind of a school police? Because it's easy for one to bully younger an smaller kids (they are different fighting categories, to say the least).
    If a bully is suspended for 15 days or fined 300 bucks that will make him(her?) think twice before the next bullying, imho.
    Or may be 20 whips will do the job?

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    Re: Bullying...

    How can anyone think bullying is being blown out of proportion?

    Anyway, we're not doing enough.
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    Re: Bullying...

    As with anything so broad, there are a number of potential responses that are reasonable. Some schools, some instructors in schools are absolutely fantastic in dealing with bullying. Others, no. In other environments, bullying is unpopular and shut down, whereas in other venues in life, it is not. There is some good turn around with the mentality toward bullying. It is more unpopular for people to be okay with someone being a bully. It is more unpopular for people to use online communication in order to bully (it still happens frequently, of course). We have more states taking action against bullying (all with proper caveats in the language of the legislation being strong or weak).
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    Re: Bullying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    How about some kind of a school police? Because it's easy for one to bully younger an smaller kids (they are different fighting categories, to say the least).
    If a bully is suspended for 15 days or fined 300 bucks that will make him(her?) think twice before the next bullying, imho.
    Or may be 20 whips will do the job?
    I'm not sure that would do much more than piss the average bully off. Next time instead of facing the kid at school it might be on the way home where no one can see.
    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.

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