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No it isn't. People do not have the right to harass someone and make their life a living hell in school.
Teachers cannot control someone bullying others. Most teachers aren't even aware it is happening.
Telling on the bully will just make the bullying worse in most cases. A detention isn't anything, kids aren't going to stop because of school discipline.
Not necessarily, bullies can have a normal home life. It's really just a personality trait. Some people are just jerks and prey on the weak. I have no sympathy for them.
Originally posted by dontreally
I beg to disagree.
Some of the most persistent bullies are kids with a dysfunctional home life. That's a fact.
Also, other kids prone to becoming bullies are those with some noticeable 'defect', whether they're very overweight, or not very good looking.
Of course, there are those you dogmatically claim are a 'personality' type, as if they were doomed to be bullies upon birth, but these types are rare and might even be sociopaths.
The VAST majority are simply acting out against life. They're dealing with something in their own lives which they 'project' upon some weaker personality, which brings some sort of relief.
"I wasn't born Richard Alpert, I was just born as a human being, and then I learned this whole business of who I am and whether I'm good or bad or achieving or not, all that's learned along the way.
Originally posted by davjan4
This Anti-bullying crap is going too far.
When are kids going to learn how to stand up for themsleves? What are they going to do when they are out in the "real world" and someone starts in on them?. Call their mommies?
Kids need to learn how to stand up for themsleves. That's what I was taught. I was picked on (they call it "bullying" now). I finally got so sick of it I snapped and decked the guy and we got into a big fight. The coach had to separate us. They put me me into a differnt PE class. I was NEVER picked on again. Ever. At the very least, the kids who liked to do the bullying knew that they, at least for a moment, would pay with a punch to the face. In the case of my fight, it was a track cleat to the face. That's what I hit him with.
We're raising a nation of pussies who won't defend themselves. No wonder we let the government push us around. We're busy looking for our mommies to save us.
The judgement comes from the people who take issue with calling a thing a thing...they are the ones who are attaching a judgement to a descriptor...they are the ones who think being called fat is the same as being called a bad person...this type of thought is out of control...its why people think its bordering on racism to call a black man black...
While it may look good for young Quebec NDP MP Dany Morin to claim that he to was bullied in school, and to demand the Commons strike a committee to take an in-depth look at bullying, there is no political way to stop the next Greg Doucette, or Amanda Todd, from being victimized into killing themselves.
Teaching our children well is where the path begins, and it starts in our homes and schools, not in some Commons committee.
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by 3chainz
It's actually a violation of the right to free speech to put someone in jail for something they say.