Teachers hope bully box helps
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#1 Feb 7, 2009
I'd put Stanley Helman's name in the box.
#2 Feb 7, 2009
Everyone knows that people in the community have negative things to say about the district, but can we give it a rest for once.
Bullying is a real problem in our students environment and we should support the district taking it seriously. Bullying can cause many problems for those being bullied and those around it. No, I was not bullied, however I have seen students bullied, and it does cause problems.
The district is trying what they can to make sure every student is treated with respect and can go to school and no worry about having their lunch money taken or picked up infront of others.
There's a time and a place to complain about the district and a online forum is not the place or the time. Please go the a board meeting to complain if you so choose, however it appears that hardly anybody takes their complaints that far.
#3 Feb 7, 2009
Ok so they fill out the card and the school talks with the student. THEN what happens. The student gets pi sed off and takes it out on the subject he has already been bullying. ANd they state that they told students do not fill them out just to get someone in trouble but how many times is it going to happen where one student fills out one of those cards as a prank or to get someone they do not like in trouble. This is a waste of time that will not curtail the true problem...which is people having no respect for others and a total disregard of morals.
Since: May 08
#4 Feb 7, 2009
I know what I did 15 years ago when my child got bullied once. I went straight to the front door of the bully's mother. I gave her a clear message about what I expected and it stopped.
If the kid finds out that the kid they're bullying has a STRONG, personal advocate--they'll stop.
When I was in college, a restaurant owner was bothering me. My muscle-bound boyfriend met him at his dumpster behind the restaurant and put him in it with his trash. Oh well.
#5 Feb 7, 2009
Counseling these people isn't going to work. The bullies need to be confronted and told to knock the crap off or else. You can't have a sit down discussion with the bully and say, "well you shouldn't do that because it hurts feelings." The bully knows it hurts feelings that is why he does it. I agree with BGSU that maybe the parents should be involved and not have the teachers or the school be the ones who handle the situation.
#6 Feb 8, 2009
The solution to the bullying issue starts at home. Excellent parenting is the answer!
#7 Feb 8, 2009
If there's bullying and the kids don't feel safe in their environment they can't learn," Squires said
That's true! But a box where anybody can put a name in might just be another way for the bully to target his/her victim . then you have the school acting for the bully.
The victim now has everybody on their case!!
I hope they take precautiions to guard against this!
#8 Feb 8, 2009
wttf- right on the nose- same goes for foreign nations- talking doesnt help
#9 Feb 8, 2009
Names may be put in the box as a prank too and I think that would just be a waste of time.
My daughter's school started an anti-bullying program and I think it is managed by the guidance counselor. I believe it is going well. They also have the character counts program.
What programs if any do the Cbrg schools already have to add to the comment box idea?
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