posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 01:58 PM
reply to post by sheepslayer247
Awww... I was having such a good time disagreeing with ya. Then ya had to go and make perfect sense even I can't disagree with. lol,...
Specifically, self defense. That's a very valid point and as the kids grow up and the give/take of learning moves beyond 'sticks and stones', I'll
agree that it's also important kids have the underlying right to defense when it's called for. The school admin of today would seem to literally
prefer a child stand there, do nothing and be beaten badly vs. raising a hand and defending himself as required.
It's funny how you put it and how I can't disagree with a straight face. I recall the 1984 Challenger disaster when it exploded on lift off, not
because of the national tragedy of the shuttle...but because at the very moment word was being yelled down the hallways about the catastrophe over
Florida, I was helping the source of my torment for a couple years learn all about hitting the VERY VERY high notes of soprano, if he ever chose to
pursue that. Too much bass to his voice wasn't a problem for weeks, I'm sure. Today?? I'd have been arrested for that...despite it just being the
culmination of 5 and 6th grades bullying and finally having enough of the crap as the "new guy" at the school, even after that time.
So... Hell.. I suppose it's fair to say in the end...both the strong encouragement to NO bullying and to flat out shun and ridicule the bully as a
whole when they're seen is a good thing in the Elementary school kids. Meanwhile, your suggested approach of...not encouraging perhaps,,,but damn sure
not PUNISHING self defense in the upper grades is the other half that makes sense.
In the end, after all...I'll admit what I debate on the side of........having the bully be the object of ridicule and rejection.....is a HOPE for what
things like the Mix-It-Up day will accomplish. It's not ACTUALLY happening that I've seen anywhere yet. In the mean time. your approach is the only
other viable one for a kid being victimized.
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