School Violence & Bullies

@NailTech (6883)
United States
February 17, 2012 7:00pm CST
When you went to school, would you say the school violence and bully situation was alot better or worse when you went to school compared to when your kids went or are going? Do you often wonder whose bullying your kid? Do you ever come out and ask them? Do you think more kids are being bullied at home than at school or if there's any type of connection to that?? Have you ever been bullied, to what degree? I think bullying should be treated as a crime.
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@katie0 (5206)
• Japan
29 Feb 12
Yes and it was the most important lesson in life: those who make too much noise are coward and that's why they walk in groups. Take down the leader and they all stop. Better be the bullied than the pittyful bullies. They are actually so scared.
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@NailTech (6883)
• United States
1 Mar 12
There were actually a few who defended me at times and I refer to them as my angels of sorts.
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@megamatt (14314)
• United States
19 Feb 12
I think that a lot more people are aware of the situation and a lot more aware of the end implication. The attitude when I was going to school essentially boiled down to this. "Oh, you're complaining about being bullied. Well suck it up and move on, that's part of life." Of course, that attitude really has turned rather out to be ignorant to say the very least. And bullying does lead to a slippery slope into more criminal activities. The situation gets really bad, when it is the supposed figures of authority like teachers doing the bullying. Belittling children, making fun of their inability to answer questions, it is something that becomes much more horrifying in hindsight. I've heard horror stories but thankfully have never really had it. I think that there is a lot more awareness now than there was about ten or fifteen years ago about the consequences of bullying. Of course, one must also wonder about what kind of home life those children who bully others have. Surely this behavior has to be learned from somewhere.
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@NailTech (6883)
• United States
19 Feb 12
Yes, I remember that attitude so vividly, and thats probably why the bullying is even worse these days. If the bullies only would get their turn as far as the law, that would be perfect. There are the bullying teachers too, I have seen this with my own two eyes and heard it directed at me in so many words as well. I'd been called a mouse by one teacher cause I was so quiet at school, and I forget what the other one said/did but they were both grown men, sad to say. Sad.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
19 Feb 12
I went to school back in the 80's.I used to get picked on constantly by the other students,so soon as I was old enough I quit school.It's still bad,I homeschool my daughter because the students acted like that with her.I think any kid that bullies or even so much as picks on another student has mental problems.
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@NailTech (6883)
• United States
19 Feb 12
Thats so sad you had to quit school just so you could escape being bullied. No student should have to quit due to that, thats just sick and unright. It appears that if a child is bullied that usually their parents have been as well, or one of their parents anyway. I agree with the mental problems, they sure need some counselling.
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@Java09 (3080)
• United States
20 Feb 12
Well,I went and got my GEd.Kids should be able to attend school with out other kids bothering them and being cruel.I think the school should be more strict with this stuff.I have heard school is worse now a days since I've been there.
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• India
1 Mar 12
I attended school in 1951 in class ONE, our teachers were very strict, beating with cane, kneeling down and boxing of ears was so common if we did wrong, but now a days these are no more, the parents will sue the teacher for such action. Best of luck. Professor
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@NailTech (6883)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Well, in that case I'm glad we no longer use those practices as they too seem to be bullying steps to take but on the teacher's part.
@hunibani (720)
• Philippines
18 Feb 12
I got bullied before by a guy, bigger and older. I was so mad that I throw chair on him twice, infront of teacher. Pfff. So he didn't bully me anymore.
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@NailTech (6883)
• United States
18 Feb 12
Wow, good for you! I think the teacher saw this as a form of standing up to the bully and therefore probably didn't say anything. I'm glad you stood up to them and it doesn't happen anymore. Its sad that you have had to resort to violence to get him to stop. Sometimes though it's the only thing they understand. It could be what they experience at home, who knows.
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@neelia_lyn (2010)
• Philippines
18 Feb 12
When I went to school, I was never bullied. I had some petty quarrels with schoolmates but that's all. I think students during those years were much more behaved, taught well by parents, and unlikely to be exposed to violent TV shows or situations around them. Now, many children are bullied, not at home, but at their school. I think those children who love bullying fellow children either watch too much shows/movies or not taught by their parents well. Another bad thing is that, instead of parents resolving the problem, they prefer fighting each other over their kids' bullying.
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@NailTech (6883)
• United States
18 Feb 12
You were one of the lucky ones, there weren't many who got bullied at my school, but it seems the few that were singled out by the few bullies there were, did not get a fair chance. If someone doesn't like someone else for the mere fact they don't even know why, then they should just leave them alone.
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