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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    We are not going to agree on this.
    That's because you're wrong. I'm right and you are wrong. I've got data and a ton of experience to show my point. You are wrong.

    You can allow bullying to continue, while I would stop it right away and have.
    By telling them that words have no consequences...boo hoo suck it up kid? That's so helpful, guy.

    Parental involvement needs to happen, not parent to kid, but parent to parent.
    Of course parent involvement needs to happen. Everyone (parents, students, parents to students, teachers to students, etc etc.) has to become involved and accept bullying for what it is instead of pretending it doesn't exist, that it's innocent, and so on. Cyber bullying is real.

    It's become more acceptable for adults to claim that online threats and remarks are hurtful, scary, and so on, but damned if a kid can say the same thing. We expect kids to put up with more crap than we'd ever accept an adult to go through without sympathetic comment and outrage. Good God man, every several months on this forum we have people ranting about the online harassment people get for having their political or religious beliefs becoming a target for online threats and harassment. But children who go through it are just a bunch of pansies. They need to suck it up.

    Good lord. What sort of sick twisted reality do you people live in where you put vulnerable kids through the gauntlet, but won't subjugate yourselves to that sort of abuse?

    Like I said, if the child is assaulted and the parent does nothing, who's fault is that?
    You're also presuming that the parent doesn't have to go through school administrators so they can do their investigations too. The fun part is watching schools circle the wagons to undermine the idea that anyone did anything during school hours and a kid just somehow got their facts wrong or that no one saw anything.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why not teach the kid that words on a screen have no consequences in their lives, therefore they are easily ignored.
    I'd rather somebody slug me in the stomach than to say something hurtful to me.

    Mental, and emotional pain hurts a lot longer than physical pain. Sticks with you for a long time. My parents were of the type who didn't mind spanking us. And spank us they did. I don't remember any significant spanking that I got, but I remember many, many hurtful things that my parents said to me. You get called names enough, you start to believe them.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's because you're wrong. I'm right and you are wrong. I've got data and a ton of experience to show my point. You are wrong.



    By telling them that words have no consequences...boo hoo suck it up kid? That's so helpful, guy.



    Of course parent involvement needs to happen. Everyone (parents, students, parents to students, teachers to students, etc etc.) has to become involved and accept bullying for what it is instead of pretending it doesn't exist, that it's innocent, and so on. Cyber bullying is real.

    It's become more acceptable for adults to claim that online threats and remarks are hurtful, scary, and so on, but damned if a kid can say the same thing. We expect kids to put up with more crap than we'd ever accept an adult to go through without sympathetic comment and outrage. Good God man, every several months on this forum we have people ranting about the online harassment people get for having their political or religious beliefs becoming a target for online threats and harassment. But children who go through it are just a bunch of pansies. They need to suck it up.

    Good lord. What sort of sick twisted reality do you people live in where you put vulnerable kids through the gauntlet, but won't subjugate yourselves to that sort of abuse?



    You're also presuming that the parent doesn't have to go through school administrators so they can do their investigations too. The fun part is watching schools circle the wagons to undermine the idea that anyone did anything during school hours and a kid just somehow got their facts wrong or that no one saw anything.
    Are you saying that if your child was beat up, in school or out, you would HAVE TO go to the school first before making the police report?

    Why would you even involve the school in a criminal matter. That is for the police to do.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Are you saying that if your child was beat up, in school or out, you would HAVE TO go to the school first before making the police report?
    It happened in the schools. The police work with the schools. The schools have bullying policies, and state laws they have to follow. The schools are liable.

    Why would you even involve the school in a criminal matter. That is for the police to do.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Are you saying that if your child was beat up, in school or out, you would HAVE TO go to the school first before making the police report?

    Why would you even involve the school in a criminal matter. That is for the police to do.
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    It happened in the schools. The police work with the schools. The schools have bullying policies, and state laws they have to follow. The schools are liable.

    See above.
    Often, schools have their own police departments to handle things like this. My girls' high school does. The school district has it's own police force and they aren't rent-a-cops. They are real police, who go through the police academy just like our city and county cops do. They could transition from one department to the other with no issue, because they all get the same level of training.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Yes, cyberbullying is real and it is a devious/wicked/evil thing to do to someone.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    One of the most important things you can teach your kids is that school is temporary and they should never make life altering decisions based on a temporary situation.

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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Really all I am seeing is people say let's treat children like a victim until proven they can be strong. Seriously is this how the majority of people think nowadays? When I was a kid I was very much into my art, I obsessed over it, and I would go to actual artist and designers and ask them for their honest opinions and they would give me honest opinions that at the time made me cry or be upset with myself. I would have other kids say they didn't really like the art either, and I was just so obsessed with the idea of being an artist that I tried to get comic strips in the school paper only to be told no. All of these instances hurt, but they toughened me up as well. It isn't the same as bullying, but the kind of children that you guys describe I guess would just go jump off a bridge? Kids need toughened up. If we keep raising a society of victims you'll get victims, that blame others for there problems and live with their parents until they are 30 because they can't figure out that life just sometimes sucks.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why is it when cyberbullying is being discussed, the subject jumps to actual real life events?

    If the child is being beat up at school, that is a police matter.

    Words on a screen have no effect on their life whatsoever, and the parents have a duty to teach them that fact.

    You really should keep your name calling to a minimum when you don't know what you are talking about.
    Maybe you've forgotten the teachers and politicians and judges, to name a few, that have lost their jobs because of such things? Granted they are not teens but the impacts can be the same....it can affect a teen from getting into colleges, for example.
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    Re: Is Cyberbullying real?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Really all I am seeing is people say let's treat children like a victim until proven they can be strong. Seriously is this how the majority of people think nowadays? When I was a kid I was very much into my art, I obsessed over it, and I would go to actual artist and designers and ask them for their honest opinions and they would give me honest opinions that at the time made me cry or be upset with myself. I would have other kids say they didn't really like the art either, and I was just so obsessed with the idea of being an artist that I tried to get comic strips in the school paper only to be told no. All of these instances hurt, but they toughened me up as well. It isn't the same as bullying, but the kind of children that you guys describe I guess would just go jump off a bridge? Kids need toughened up. If we keep raising a society of victims you'll get victims, that blame others for there problems and live with their parents until they are 30 because they can't figure out that life just sometimes sucks.
    Mostly it makes you sound bitter and unsympathetic to other's pain. *I had to deal with it, so you should too.*
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