Putting a spotlight on bullying

There are 5 comments on the Apr 4, 2008, Southeast Missourian story titled Putting a spotlight on bullying. In it, Southeast Missourian reports that:

Central's Katie Boyer is campaigning on a platform against bullying. [Order this photo] During her freshman year, Katie Boyer said she suffered so much emotional damage from bullying that she had to transfer ...

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Sam

Anniston, AL

#1 Apr 17, 2008
great job Katie for speaking out - maybe more people will start to stand up against bullying since you put yourself out there
Tuck

United States

#2 Jun 2, 2008
I don't advocate torturing or humiliating another human being, but high school "bullying" has been around for years. In my day (a mere 20 years ago) we called it teasing. Some girls were more brutal than others, and those you quickly learned were the ones to either avoid or feel sorry for. How does putting a spotlight on this issue teach the kids anything, especially when you allow a child to transfer to another school because they "can't handle it".

As parents, shouldn't we be there to help our kids cope? My kids are Asian and don't "fit in" with the Rockwood School Ditrict. Think they don't come home and ask us about the hateful little comments that are made to them? As painful as it is knowing someone called our daughter a name, I don't choose to allow her an easy out and instead teach both our kids to stnd up for themselves, adapt with a sense of humor and hopefully rise above such meanness with a stronger sense of self and confidence.
Kara

Jefferson City, MO

#3 Jul 23, 2008
Katie is a bully herself and crazy too! Plus shes been arrested and mip charges she should be stripped of her titles!
frank

O Fallon, MO

#4 Jul 31, 2008
All of you get off this site or I'll smack you
WRONG

Cape Girardeau, MO

#5 Sep 6, 2008
katie has never been arrested and never had an mip charge, check your source, there are 1000's of girls named katie boyer, wrong girl

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