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That's sad and a true shame. But it goes to show we need to teach our kids coping skills and not coddle them to the point of thinking their life is over if their feelings are ever hurt.
Life isn't all rainbows and unicorns. You're gonna get picked last, you're gonna lose a game, you're gonna fail chemistry, you're gonna get passed up for that job or promotion, you're gonna get dumped. And best of all, life's not fair! Deal.
I teach 8th grade. For 12 years now....and kids definitely are too fragile!
I have seen oodles of anti-bullying programs. Problem is, there will always be sociopaths running around and evil is everywhere. No one seems to be teaching kids to deal with dirtbags they will inevitably meet in the world.
I always speak to my kids about suicide. How not to end their life for a temporary moron. There are tears shed. The problem sometimes is that the bullied child will NOT block the nastiness on FB or whatnot.
We had a girl in a town near us who moved schools and her parents did everything to protect her from nasty words. The girl logged back on and tracked down what people were saying.....why? Why must they know what idiots think? It baffles and saddens me.