"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
Of course it's real.
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Laura make much of me
I have. And I assure you, it only makes the problem worse. Teachers are not omniscient, no matter how much you want them to be. And once you have proved your need to have MOMMY and DADDY step in on your behalf? It's like tossing chum into shark infested waters during swim time.
Number one solution to bullying always has been, and always will be, to stand up to them, take a few punches, and give a few punches. Period, the end.
You HOPE this is how your daughter sees it. You HOPE this is all there is to it. But you don't KNOW. You THINK you know, but the truth is, you don't.
My advice? If your daughter id a recurring target of bullying, be it in person, or online, tell her to take it to the person committing the act. Go to their house.
30 seconds of courage will save her months of trouble.
By which I mean, confront, in person. Like, don't go to their house looking for a fight, lol. Go to their house, ring the bell, and ask to see so and so. And tell them to politely....**** OFF. When THEIR mommy or daddy comes to the door and gets and attitude, show them the posts.
Fact is, most parents think their child is mother theresa reborn. And they aren't. My experience is, anyone in a position to bully will do so, if the alternative is to be bullied. By that I mean, pear pressure makes monsters of all of us. It's up to the tryranical leaders (parents) to keep us all in line at that age. The less they know, the more it happens.
I dont think you get how the internet works or what cyber bullying is, you dont have to stay off the internet just go away from that site/forum or block the users who are bullying you.Why should the bullied student be forced to stay off the internet? It's like blaming the victim. Personally, I think more parents should watch what their kids do, and who they do it to. Maybe then this "made up white people problem" will go away.
If you get cyber bullied, just switch of your computer. If you get bullied at school, go to a different school. If you get bullied at work, find a different job. If you get bullied by a parent/spouse, move away from them.
I don't understand how people get bullied in any situation when it's so easy to avoid.
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It could be argued both ways. Personally, I'm of a mind that bullying must entail powerlessness, or at least the perception of such. I fail to see how that could be the case on the internet, where one may instantly banish ten million more capable opponents with the click of a mouse. Sure, words can wound, but then the wounded may respond in kind, unless they're illiterate, in which case they wouldn't be posting anywhere and the words couldn't have meant anything.
I'm wary of the 'cyber bullying' charge, as it invites inroads towards censorship of the last bastion of (relatively) free speech on the planet. Should someone happen to be burdened with such issues as might precipitate their suicide, they're at liberty to forego the big, scary internet in favour of pursuits that existed before ever the net was a concept. Their issues must colour their perceptions offline also. Shall we ban every medium of expression for fear of causing offense? As an infinitesimal minority, it's outrageous to expect that the entire global medium should cater to their delicate sensibilities. They don't need coddling. They need a shrink.