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Bullying "Not Just a Part of Growing Up" Expert Says Expressing "Utter Contempt" for Others Is Learned Behavior, and Schools Must Be Safe Harbor for Students
(CBS) School officials in South Hadley, Mass., have been criticized by parents for not doing enough to prevent the suicide death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who killed herself after undergoing months of abuse from other students. Nine teenagers face charges raging from stalking to statutory rape, but prosecutors have not filed charges against school officials who, parents say, were warned in advance of the harassment. Barbara Coloroso, an educator and an expert on bullying who has spoken to parents and administrators at the school before and after Phoebe's suicide, said she believed school officials had for the most part taken the issue of bullying seriously.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
It’s heart rending to see a child being taken of his/her own life. Worse is the naïve young child taking his own life.
Childhood should be a time of innocence and fun, and be protected by adults – parents and teachers, not only for their own kids, but for others kid as well.
Phoebe’s death is our failure – our society’s failure. We had failed to take such issues seriously, discuss and find rational solutions to it. It doesn’t matter if we adults had been bullied before, or bullying is common place.
What matters is how we must end bullying, especially on innocent children. One way is to show care and concern for all kids, and be alert for signs of bullying. Understand what is going on in their lives, and then think of creative ways to end the discrimination, which is often the root of bullying.
I feel so helpless…May Ms Phoebe Prince rest in peace.
We can no longer help her, but there are many more children that are being bullied today and tomorrow, and it is them we must spare no less effort. It begins with us.
Originally posted by gortex
This is very sad but.................I thought this was the Aliens and UFOs forum.
Has this got anything to do with the subject of this forum ?
Originally posted by sremmos
Undercover police officers can and do pose as high school students.
I mention that for conspiracy theorists.
I personally think this story is 100% legit, this girl was bullied so badly by some asshole mother#ers that she killed herself. She likely had problems that were unnoticed and unaddressed besides the bullying, I never believe that a story like this is straightforward and a "one cause" issue.
If she was just being bullied she could escape that situation.
in the halls, library and in vicious mobile phone text messages.