Bullying

@krupar5 (287)
United States
September 21, 2012 9:25pm CST
I am sure that many of us have been bullied. I know I was. I also know that bullying seems to have gotten worse. Technology has given people more power to bully each other and some can be so cruel that it has destroyed a persons life. It seems that no matter what age you are people will and still bully. The internet and cell phones give people a lot more access to cause damage to a persons esteem and overall being. It really is a shame that people are cruel and cannot see that hrting somebody else is not funny. How doyou stop a bully?
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10 responses
• Indonesia
22 Sep 12
Well yeah, it's not easy when you're the victim of bullying. But being assertive may be the way to stop or reduce the bullying. Also if you respond to the bully with humor so it's not make you look upset when you're being bullied may help, the the bully's intention to bully someone is to make him/her upset. So don't make the bully satisfied because of your upset response to him/her, that may make them feel happier.
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• United States
23 Sep 12
I agree with you all the way
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
23 Sep 12
Hello fellow lotters, When I was younger I used to yell and get in their face back. I am trying to teach my children that bullies are mean and that they need to stand up for themselves. I do not like fighting so I tell them that they are not allowed to fight, but if the person starts to get physical then they can defend themselves. It is so hard to teach them how to handle a bully especially when they are older. They want to do things for themselves.
• Canada
23 Sep 12
It's sad to know that bullying still an issue for children..It`s more frustrating when we can`t seem to help those people who are in trouble and unfortunately with the current technology, it does increase the access to damage the self-esteem and well being of people.. We can raise awareness to our children that bullying is a big problem to children and give hope to others especially our children.. Bullying can take many forms: *social banter and or hurtful feelings *exclusion *harrasment *subtle but nasty body language *physical violence *threats *extortion or bribery You can write the details about the bullying as much as possible..or Simply ignoring the bully if possible..Or take actions if bullying is not possible..
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
24 Sep 12
It is a shame that kids have to endure bullying and having access by technology has really made it a lot worse. I know that awareness is becoming more known but it will never end it. Unfortunately, it will always be something we endure and many people must face. Someday I hope that there will be away to stop cyber bullying since there is no way right now. We can just hope that the knowledge of what damages bullying can causewill make some impact. Thanks for responding.
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Thank you for that link. I will have to check it out with my children I want them to defend themselves.
• Canada
24 Sep 12
I found something that may benefit people to understand more about bullying and learn how to deal with it.. http://tinyurl.com/8ke96ez
@ardoy0731 (7308)
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
Way back in school days, I've got bullied somehow sometimes cause I was one of the smallest in the class. I was one of some who always always got joked and fooled around. Since I was good in the class and some academics, I took this as an opportunity to stopped and revenged somehow on what they are doing. During exams, I wont allowed them to copied on me and don't give any answers to them. Eventually they realized that they can ask academics things on me, they can rely on me on homeworks and other queries in school. I tool this as advantage for me not to be bullied again.
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
26 Sep 12
You are lucky that you were smarter then them! I hate seeing people be so cruel. I tell my kids it is because they are insecure or jealous of them.
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
oh I remembered when I was in fourth grade... I was bullied by a 6th grader. But I never allowed him to bully me. One time I was so devastated that when he tried to tease me, I just punched him directly on his nose. And dince then, he never tried doing that again.
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
26 Sep 12
I am glad you were able to defend yourself. It is not always easy. I tell my children that if they hit you first then you can fight back. Otherwise I tell them to try and ignore them but it is hard to do when they are so young.
• United States
23 Sep 12
I simply respond to the bully with humor as it is your best bet to stop the bullying as it makes you look uneffected by the bully
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
24 Sep 12
Indeed that is one way to stop a bully, but for young children they are not as easy to come up with witty retorts. It also does not help with cyber bullying. It I so difficult to defend against a bully now.
@iBizkut (80)
• United States
24 Sep 12
You can't really stop a bully. Because no matter what there is ALWAYS a person who decides to pick on someone else to feel self-empowered, superior or just like it. Ignore ignore ignore. ESPECIALLY if it's on the internet you can just delete or not even look at it. For a lot of people this is still hard thought because the bully will just keep provoking one. Eventually though, they will lose interest. Unless they ACTUALLY hate this person for something they did or whatever.
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
24 Sep 12
I know that bullying will always happen. It is the way it is. I just hope that people understand the consequences that can ensue. It is easy for older people to ignore a bully but what can a young child do? When kids are young it is sometimes difficult to ignore a bully. As for cyber bullying, it is far worse. You may be able to delete a photo but it will always be on the internet. It can be very hard on any person who has to experience cyber bullying because it can be found and reach more people quicker and easier. Hopefully one day there will bea way to erase things on the internet but that is virtually impossible because of how large it is. Thanks for replying.
• United States
24 Sep 12
Thank goodness states are finally realizing what is happening and do have consequences. A lot of children are not able to press charges and the bullies have to face the time (:
• Philippines
23 Sep 12
Technology made it even easier to bully people these days. One time I say a friend's facebook page and had her picture posted of her doing something really embarrassing. It was posted by her enemy who took a stolen picture of her. That is cyber bullying hard core! My friend then asked her to remove those pics but she didn't instead she tagged the pic to all our friends and connections. I believe in karma though, she will get it a hundred folds for sure.
• China
22 Sep 12
My friend,krupar If some one bullying us,we should tell our friends.Technology is a rapier,it can help us or harm us,we should us it effective. The internet and cell phone give people a lot more access to cause damage to persons esteem and overall being. Sometimes,we can't stop the messenge information to our cell phone or email box,but we can choose if we will read it,to stop the damage of the bullying. It is really not funny,we should know the method to stop the bully.
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
26 Sep 12
Hello friend, Sorry I thought my respnse came up. I had to use my little netbook to respond because my daughter broke my laptop. It would be so wonderful if there was such a way to stop bullying. I know it is impossible but maybe the more people become aware the less it will occur.
@STOUTjodee (3572)
• United States
23 Sep 12
Oh, yes modern technology has made bullying worse now days , I think. People can be so mean and cruel to other's. I think that if people become aware of bullying and the signs, maybe more people will do something about it,like addressing the issue and making the person that is doing the bullying being held accountable for their actions.
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
26 Sep 12
I agree that the buillies need to be held accountable. I know som states do take severe legal actions. Since youtube has gotten so big it seems that people want to show off being a bully. It truly is a shame because they can never erase what is posted and this can be damaging to them in the future.
@Shavkat (137299)
• Philippines
22 Sep 12
I simple ignore those people. I still believe in karma.
@krupar5 (287)
• United States
24 Sep 12
I also believe in karma.