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Originally posted by OhZone
There has always been bullying.
But kids didn't commit suicide over it.
Why are today's kids doing this?
Originally posted by DIRTYDONKEY
To sad, to close to home. Thoughts and Prayers for the family. And sadly the Detroit public schools are such a joke, that I'm not surprised no one there caught this.
My daughter starts kindergarten in September so stories like this terrify me
Originally posted by Quauhtli
I have yet to find a single post in this thread that mentions the real issue. Everyone is talking about bullying, but bullying is a natural part of life that teaches kids and adults crucial living skills. Let me just say this one thing about the issue that jumped out at me first.
If the kid had not been bullied, his sister may still have found him hanging from his bunk that day. But you can bet money on the fact that if his father was still living in the same house this would not have happened. The reason he did not want to live any more was because his family had fallen apart and he could not cope with the fact that his parents marriage was disposable in their lives. He had lost his father. Children that age cannot look forward to how things may settle in the future. To him, he imagined not getting to depend on his father any more.
If you guys take anything from this, it should be what kind of impact divorce has on children. This is just one symptom of the breakdown of today's family structure, the list of other negative impacts goes on and on. Divorce is one of the most traumatic events in anyone's life. We need to learn how to build relationships that last, it's a dying art and it is destroying lives.
Originally posted by michaelonats
reply to post by usmc0311
I think this is about half the story, obviously millions of kids get bullied. NO KID IS GONNA BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO KILL HIMSELF AT AGE 7. Most kids aren't brave enough to brake the rules, you think a kid would kill himself??? You guys have to be paid to post and comment like this. Any1 with a real functioning brain would know that seven year olds are not that brave.