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Wow, we are truly raising some incredibly thin skinned [SNIPPED] this upcoming generation then, aren't we?
If someone is abusing you, harassing you, stalking you, there ARE actions that can take place. There are things you can do. This does not mean you have to commit suicide.
And, as for "crimes" of harasment, stalking, etc?
Yeah, this is the over criminalization of america. Everyone is a victim in EVERY SENSE of the WORD.
Nobody can simply deal with it themselves.
When I was this child's age, you were taught to stand up to your bullies. You were taught to teach them that you were not going to take it anymore.
And you know what, it WORKED.
But, today, everyone sues everyone. Everyone says "It should be a CRIME". Everyone wants the Gov't to solve their problems for them.
We are a nation of emasculated, litigious cowards. Nobody will ever be able to solve their own problems again in life. Which is wonderful, because this is *precisely* what the Gov't wants.
Willing, dependent, slaves.
Slaves with the emotional intellect of a child.edit on Wed Oct 16 2013 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)
Here's a 30 second anti-bullying commercial currently being played here in Canada. Just goes to show that words can pack a "punch" just as much as hitting, slapping, shoving, pushing and punching.
reply to post by Restricted
That was a really intelligent reply. I saw it with my own two eyes, heard the remarks with my ears. You want people to believe typing words on the internet is bullying. So how is making people feel stupid about not getting great grades not also bullying? Jocks got that all the time in the classrom. Then they dished out their own in gym class, where they had the upper hand.edit on Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:58:21 -0500 by TKDRL because: (no reason given)
So how is making people feel stupid about not getting great grades not also bullying?
Then they dished out their own in gym class, where they had the upper hand.
But, the other parties involved did NOT *make* her do it. They most CERTAINLY are not guilty of a fracking FELONY
reply to post by MysterX
Hi, not specifically addressing anybody, just there was a distinct air in quite a few comments of blaming the victims of bullying.
I mean, bullying was bad in my day, but it must be so much worse now that kids have access to mobile phones and facebook and the internet. I can't really get my head around how much torture there must be out there.
And while I agree that punching them in the face is often a good plan, it's often not really possible these days. Kid punches a bully in the face? A couple of people catch it on their mobiles and show it to the authorities? And who gets in trouble, the bully? Not so much, it'll be the kid that finally snapped.
I have zero tolerance for bullying. It ruins lives, and kills many many children. I strongly think it needs to be stamped out.
Getting good grades is not it. Making comments about other's grades, saying "duh" and s'n-word'ing when a wrong answer is given when called upon etc. Making people feel stupid. None of the jocks hassled me any just because I pulled straight A's.
I was always a pretty nice guy, and a bit of a chameleon, I could get along with just about everyone.