September 8, 2006 5:37am CST
Do schools do enough to combat the emotional and phyiscal bullying that goes on inside there premises? Have you been bullied and what did your school do about it?
8 Sep 06
Schools don't do enough,but then the bully would always get away with it regardless of what the schools do about it.They should bring back the slipper or the cane.The bully will then get a taste of there own medicine.I've been bullied and it was because of my weight but now that person is fatter than me,so it always comes back to haunt you in the long run.Just it takes a long time and its hard at the time.No one would help me at school because they were scared of the bully too.Teachers didn't want the back chat during lessions and out of school so it was easier for they to ignore it.Regards Officer Fish
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• United States
15 Oct 06
Kids as young as 5 and 6 are turning into bullies. my little sister just started kindergarten this year and she has been picked on by bullies several times my mom has called the school several times because of it and when my sister came home with blood in her hair where a kid hit her with a stick pratically sent my mom over the edge but the principal repeatedly told her he'd deal with it but he Doesn't he just tells the kids parents telling them to deal with it.They were 2 teacher monitors on play ground but they was so busy talking to each other they werent even watching what was going on.. i think the teachers should be separated on each side of the play ground and ifthey want talk get a walkie talkie.
• United States
5 Jan 07
I am old enough that in my school days we had corpreal punishment. But now a teacher can't do a lot. Their hands for spanking are tied. A lot of the teachers may see the bulling bit they ignore it. I don't think they should ignore. The school should be a place to learn not to fight. I taught my daughter to defend herself. It worked.
16 Oct 06
I went to school at a time when the bullies outside the classroom were feared and the bullies inside the classroom were also feared -- ie -- the teachers; they were allowed to use corporal punishment then and really got stuck into some kids --esp. me. I had been bullied from my first day at primary school right through -- eventually I snapped and put one of the bullies through a plate glass window, from that day on it was fights nearly everyday. It was only after I knocked them all down that I got respect -- they didn't like me but they were now scared( I didn't lose) The school did absolutely nothing -- except in primary school they arranged a safe house but I had to run there faster than the older kids who wanted to hurt me.If I got close then the pensioner would come out and chase them off with his stick then take me in. I HATED school. I taught my kids how to look after themselves so they never had this problem, in fact other kids looked to them for protection from bullies. The schools don't usually do much so it's probably better for the parents to take matters into their own hands. I have had to warn a teacher not to get physical with one of my sons -- I made it very clear to him I wouldn't tolerate such a thing -- it never happened again but he still bullied kids whose parents were not as direct as I had been.
10 Oct 06
It seems to be more prevelant these days but bullying has always been a part of school life unfortunately. Often the child who is being bullied is too scared to tell anyone and if they do the schools seem reluctant to do very much. One of the problems is that today the teachers are so restricted in what they can do with disciplining a naughty or disruptive child. I think the parents have to speak out and not take 'no' for an answer. Moving the child to another school is not an answer either and whilst it helps the child in some ways their self esteem has been harmed and there is no positive outcome for the injured child.
• United States
3 Oct 06
I can relate to this topic. Growing up there wasnt much any that teachers could do to prevent bullying. Much to say this is when my friend had me enrolled in his Karate school. Needless to say it give me the courage to stand up for my fears but I was lucky never to use my knowledge.