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Not Just Another Article On Bullying

May 2, 2014

Another article on bullying. You might be saying. “What more do I need to know?” I thought things were getting better....

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tpglaser

May-02-14 3:04 PM

The school board is usually made up of good folks but they have no idea what goes on in their own school district. They want to deal with budgets and projects and not get involved with too much of what happens at the school. Everyone always claims that if he or she knew about the problem something would have been done about it. We are good at putting the blame on the victim. Last word is many bullies get bored with their current victim and will at some point move on. I think the school knows this and decides to just "wait it out" instead of taking a chance on "messing" with the wrong parent.

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tpglaser

May-02-14 2:49 PM

I do agree with the part about being bullied can change you forever. I know kids who are out of school now and their parents say they have changed. Often from being happy and outgoing to withdrawn and quiet. And let's call a spade a spade. Bullying is far too nice a word to describe what goes on sometimes. It's more torture than bullying in many cases. Bullying goes on in almost every school almost everyday. Yet how often is a student punished for being a bully. What happens is the parent will tell the school "how dare you accuse my angel of being a bully." The school will back down everytime.

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tpglaser

May-02-14 2:38 PM

Replacing old rules that weren't being enforced with new rules that won't be enforced is a waste of time. At our school (MG) we have had anti-bullying rules in place for years. We have had worse bullying cases than the one in FL where the girl killed herself. I called our principal the better part of a full year to discuss a serious bullying incident. He was always in a meeting or something. At the same time I found out another parent had been trying to convince the superintendent there was serious bullying at the school but was hitting a brick wall. Yet a third barged into the office and pointed to the anti-bullying poster on the wall and asked them if they've ever read it. We have some new people up there now, they claim they are taking bullying serious but that's what all the others claimed. Bottom line is, punishing bullies is messy and complicated. It's far easier to just sacrifice the handful who are being bullied than to go through the long process of punishing bullies.

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