posted on Oct, 11 2006 @ 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Tell me. What responsibility is the school system shirking that it should be doing? Where do you think they're dropping the ball?
Well first and foremost, Bullying in school is a major problem. Teachers do have a hefty workload, but I do believe the bullying issue does start
with the teachers. Stemming right from comments made in class. If the popular
kid pokes fun at the chubby
kid in class, or the
then this should be dealt with quickly.
Saying Boys will be Boys
is not enough. Children need to understand how it feels, and understand the impact they actually have on this child
or childs that they pick on.
It is true though, the hands of the teachers are tied. Alls they can do is point out the problem, and hope that the administration will deal with it
I agree with the statement, The Teachers are not to Blame!
But if they were willing to go the extra mile, and make it their responsibility, they would be doing this generation a tremendous service.
It is naive to think we can squash all forms of bullying, but it would be a shame to not even try.