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Originally posted by ShilohGirl
I'm a girl and I was bullied a lot over the years at school. The teachers never did a thing and sometimes I think they added to it. I think it did help me to understand the world more and be wary of and not trust as many people. Which you shouldn't. I'm definetly emotionally stronger now. It's a shame a lot of people can't make it through though. Ecspecially when there's no one to talk to. I know how it feels. Something needs to be done before we have start having more of these cases.
My opinion on this is that bullying is part of growing up and mild hazing and bullying teaches kids to be stronger and fight back and stand up.
Back in October 2009 our community and country was stunned when 15 year-old Michael Brewer was doused in alcohol and set on fire by other teens.
Last week, 15 year-old Josie Lou Ratley, who shared a science class with Michael Brewer at Deefield Middle School, was brutally beaten nearly to death. Josie Ratley remains in a medically induced coma at Broward General Medical Center, more than a week after prosecutors say an enraged teenager she barely knew confronted her at a Deerfield Beach Middle School bus stop and repeatedly stomped on her head while wearing steel-toed boots
JOSHUA - The funeral for a middle school student who killed himself earlier this week was Thursday. Thirteen-year-old Jon Carmichael’s family said he was being bullied at school. His older sister, Crystal Brooks, said he was a happy kid at home. He loved hunting, fishing, sports and his family. But she said what was going on at school sucked the life out of him. “There’s boys that would knock books out of his hands in the hall,” she said. Another time, Brooks said her brother told her he’d been attacked because their mom had visited him during lunch. “About nine to 10 boys took his books out of his hand, picked him up and shoved his head in the toilet repeatedly,” she said. Classmate Stone Miller described other incidents. “Took his bag and broke his cologne and his grandma’s keychain that she’d made him. I know that hurt him really bad,” he said. As the community in Joshua came to honor Carmichael at his funeral, school administrators said they are continuing to probe the accusations of bullying.
edited for clarity
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by rusethorcain
Everyone get's bullied, or at least almost everyone... however I don't think they should get blamed if the person they are bullying commits suicide. Suicide is the decision of the person committing it.
[edit on 1-4-2010 by Titen-Sxull]
Originally posted by Subjective Truth
reply to post by rusethorcain
Lets see 20 years ago bullies existed and they still exist now what has changed? It is the new age politically correct progressive mindset that has changed. It is making our kids weak of mind,body and soul. That is why it seem so extreme now it because we view everything as a huge issue and worry about everything.
A poor girl died because of bullies. No a poor girl died because sometimes that happens and it could be a million reasons but the reality is it is really only important on a micro level not a macro
We take all issues and blow them up as big as we can so we have something to do instead of living our pathetic lives. And I will be viewed as harsh and not having empathy for saying this but the truth is by making this a huge issue it only makes the problem worse.