reply to post by Frogs
I told teachers and my parents. He got in trouble. He got "talked to", he got some detention. He didn't care. It actually made it worse. He was
worse than ever because now he had something else against me. I had told on him. So every time I told it just got worse and worse.
I hope those posters that feel just talking to children, or reporting bullying to teachers and administrators, is the answer to stopping a bully, will
stop and read your personal experience. Unfortunately, the only thing bullies understand is the same physical and verbal abuse they inflict.
I knew a boy that was held back a year. He was older than the other students so he felt like he was stronger and would always push kids around. One
day we were playing flag football and this particular kid was upset at another kid because he felt he was right about something. He punched the kid
in the chest and this kid landed back a punch to his stomach and knocked the air out of him. His eyes welled up with tears, and it was the last time
he ever pushed this kid around. We all patted the kid who fought back on the back when we were alone with him.
I'm all for non-violence, but this world isn't perfect. Human beings are not like products on an assembly line. We all have things that make us
tick. Some people's behavior just doesn't change with a simple talk. If that was true, we wouldn't have jails over flowing with criminals and
I'll say it again, if we don't start teaching our kids real consequences for bad behavior, you'll end up having out-of-control children which will
eventually lead to an increase in crime. Don't believe me, take some time and spend a week in a high school and watch the behavior of youth today.
These are the youth that have no fear because they never faced real meaning consequences for their bad behavior. When you're there, take note of
-Count how many times you hear the F-bomb in the hallways (and it's not whispered).
-Listen how they talk back to teachers and verbally swear at them.
-Listen to the sexually explicit conversations they have (again it's not whispered).
-Watch how the number of fights between girls out number the fights between boys.
-Check out the excessive amount of vandalism in school restrooms and on the outside walls around the school.
-Check-out the apathetic behavior and lack of participation in the classroom.
-Check out their obscene dress, with sagging pants below their butt, girls with low neckline t-shirts, and suggestive sayings on their t-shirts.
-Listen to the yelling down the hallways when classes are in session.
-Watch how students ignore teacher directives or classroom demonstrations.
-Watch how students will continue to use cell phones and I-pods in the classroom knowing it's against school policy.
-Watch how they will physically attack police officers, administrators and teachers when they're caught doing something criminal.
Folks, the youth are out of control, and I hate to say it, it's because physically disciplining your kid (not to the point of abuse) is considered
abuse in the eyes of the law. The pendulum has swung in favor of children's rights over their parents rights to discipline their own children. Smack
your kid because he stomped on a kids head and almost paralyzed him, you can find yourself in jail. Welcome to the generation that feels entitled to