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Posted 5/4/15

silversongwriter wrote:

depends on what you count as bullying.

And how well the punishment fits the crime... You can't send a kid to jail for calling another kid names... but you can't ignore it either. Bullying needs to be punished, but reasonably.

Well if the Kid Threatens another Kid, they can be charged with Assault.

I think if people stand up when they see bullying it would help a lot. I was bullied once, and my friends had my back when he said he would beat me up, and then he got scared and left me alone. now in High School I actually don't see as much bullying anymore, because most people are kind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EisZTB4ZQxY
On the other hand, things like Cyber Bullying are a First World Problem, like you can just ignore/block them on social media.
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DJTACO wrote:


silversongwriter wrote:

depends on what you count as bullying.

And how well the punishment fits the crime... You can't send a kid to jail for calling another kid names... but you can't ignore it either. Bullying needs to be punished, but reasonably.

Well if the Kid Threatens another Kid, they can be charged with Assault.

I think if people stand up when they see bullying it would help a lot. I was bullied once, and my friends had my back when he said he would beat me up, and then he got scared and left me alone. now in High School I actually don't see as much bullying anymore, because most people are kind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EisZTB4ZQxY
On the other hand, things like Cyber Bullying are a First World Problem, like you can just ignore/block them on social media.


If kids can be charged for assault over threatening each other.... Get ready to lock up half of the school system.
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Bullying is definitely a bad thing, but putting too much emphasis on it and becoming too zealous in the pursuit of stopping it can cause problems, too. I once got in some trouble for "bullying," a friend of mine, because I called him some names and poked fun a little. This was an ongoing thing between the two of us; he did it to me, I did it to him, and we both considered it good fun. A teacher ended up hearing, and it became a big ordeal, even with him saying that it was fine and he thought it was funny. I don't do it with all of my friends, as I realize that many people would not find it enjoyable, and I have talked to him to make sure that he was fine with it.

I've been bullied before, I know it is a very bad thing to deal with. I moved around a lot when I was younger and it caused me to be bullied pretty heavily in early middle school and early high school. I also belong to a minority that is widely hated: I can't really spend a significant amount of time on the internet without seeing hate directed towards people like myself or without hearing jokes about it (the later not bothering me much, but worth mentioning regardless). I know what it is to be bullied, I know what it is to want nothing more than to die to escape the torment... But I can't help but be concerned about some people being swept into anti-bullying hysteria. It deserves a rational approach that is carefully balanced.
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This is not going to be a popular opinion. When bullied you have one of two options be a victim and cry about how you are bullied or rise up and put your big boy/girl pants on and deal with it. Dealing with can be violent but only when all else fails, normally bullies are just trying get you to react just ignoring them should work. We have too many people wanting to be babied and wanting others to handle their problems. A lot of the time YOU are the reason you're bullied, sometime the bully is just an asshole, if the second is the case just acknowledge fact that they are an asshole and go on with your day.
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What is this grade school? Dont be a dick to people. If there a dick to you leave them simple as that. I put up with a ton of bullying in my youth cause I didnt give a fuck that it happened. That being said I realize not everyone has the same mindset and situation as me so bullying may effect them more than it did me.
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Eviltwinkee wrote:

I never understood how could people get bullied but I do know girls can be cruel and merciless. I've seen it and it's not pretty.



What's especially terrifying to me are the subtle forms of bullying that are like cracks forming across a human psyche. You barely see it until the victim falls apart. One girl gets ostracized for little to no reason other than someone doesn't like her and pretty soon the whole group is silently ignoring her until she retreats into her own corner, unable to speak up about it because there's nobody to speak to or she is too ashamed of being an outcast to speak openly about it. Ugh, when people bottle these things up they become very twisted individuals.
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CptSpeirs wrote:

This is not going to be a popular opinion. When bullied you have one of two options be a victim and cry about how you are bullied or rise up and put your big boy/girl pants on and deal with it. Dealing with can be violent but only when all else fails, normally bullies are just trying get you to react just ignoring them should work. We have too many people wanting to be babied and wanting others to handle their problems. A lot of the time YOU are the reason you're bullied, sometime the bully is just an asshole, if the second is the case just acknowledge fact that they are an asshole and go on with your day.


When I was in school, ignoring the people doing the bullying did not help at all. The bullying died down a bit when I started talking to people more and started making "friends." It is also important to note that the one being bullied is not at fault for being bullied, either. In my case, it was because I was the new kid and preferred to keep to myself. For other people, it can be anything from having strange hobbies or uncommon quirks, which is not their fault, even if the cause is technically themselves.

Blaming the person being bullied is akin to blaming the victim for the crime, which is really just absurd.
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i think that people who bully are awful people no matter what. i don't like it when people say "they probably have a hard time in life too, which is why they're so mean" NO. NO NO NO. NO. if someone is a bully, they are a bully. they are rude. they are awful. there is no way around it. even if they change and apologize, it doesn't mean they never did it. don't victimize bullies as if their hurting on the inside is reason enough to hurt other people. that is unacceptable. bullies are scum and deserve no sympathy for being a**holes.
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Bullying is actually pretty aweful. But not trying to be mean or anything but the victims of bullying (Most of them) should do something about it. I have no idea why instead of "ignoring" (which everybody knows they aren't, they are somehow still listening to their insults) or just letting it go, why don't they do something to defend themselfs? Kick their *ss or tell someone about it! This kid once tried to bully me in 6th grade, and he messed with the wrong kid. Got me suspended but atleast he never dared to insult me ever again.
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I'm glad to see the focus on eliminating bullying, but there is still a long way to go.It must be pretty confusing for children when they see bullying on a national and international scale but told it's bad on a personal level.There needs to be a cultural change if there is ever going to be a resolution.
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Like most things bullying should be case by case.
What would be nice is if schools taught social interaction instead of treating it as assumed knowledge.
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Obviously it's fucked up, though I've never been bullied before.

In high school, I was the bully. Really picked on Ben (who I now realize was probably Autistic) and Billy Bob, who's real name is Robert but after I started calling him Billy Bob, everyone else did. I apologized to them years later, doubt they forgave me though.
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I get insulted constantly and ignore it but it still happens I don't understand why If you don't like someone you should just go complain out loud about them I've been insulted for stupid things like being skinny , not busty enough or how I eat I'm not just going to change myself for people
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Loplyful wrote:

Bullying is actually pretty aweful. But not trying to be mean or anything but the victims of bullying (Most of them) should do something about it. I have no idea why instead of "ignoring" (which everybody knows they aren't, they are somehow still listening to their insults) or just letting it go, why don't they do something to defend themselfs? Kick their *ss or tell someone about it! This kid once tried to bully me in 6th grade, and he messed with the wrong kid. Got me suspended but atleast he never dared to insult me ever again.


My nephew got expelled for fighting in line on his first day of Kindergarten when he was pushed.Yeah you couldn't even make that stuff up.
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For me I think children are just evil. I was bullied when I was young because I wore glasses. There was a group of about 15 people that would threaten to smash my glasses. Most of them have grown up to be nice people. Hell, one of them is my best friend now. The fact is I find it to be that kids just don't know any better. Punishment isn't the answer for these kinds of kids, but education is.

However if they are bullies when they are older than 12/13 then I think then they are probably just naturally horrible people.
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