Fighting bullying together

Fighting bullying together

There are 14 comments on the Evening Sun story from May 22, 2011, titled Fighting bullying together. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Anyone who's been the victim of bullying knows the pain, shame and isolation that come with harsh words or physical violence.

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Gettysburg Baseball Mom

Hanover, PA

#1 May 23, 2011
While reading these forums, I see lots of people being rude, disrespectful, and they think they know everything. I consider them ignorant bullies. If you know a few on these forums, write down their names and maybe we can find out why they are...the way they are.
No Psychiatrist

Baltimore, MD

#2 May 23, 2011
I'm no psychiatrist, but I have learned that bullies are bullies mostly because of their own shortcomings. If they fail to make someone else feel small, it would reveal that they themselves are small. The problem with being a perpetual bully is that you don't learn that there are always bigger fish. Then someone comes along and you don't know not to mess with them.
That, or their parents abused them to the point that they know nothing other than bullying as a way to communicate. I don't know.
smartguy

New Providence, PA

#3 May 23, 2011
The way to handle a bully is for the person being bullyed to sneak up on the bully when he least expects it and puhch him in the mouth as hard as you can. Problem solved.
Mom of 3

Hanover, PA

#4 May 23, 2011
When you go into numerious schools in the area they have no bullying signs on the wall, but as soon as you speak up like they tell you do, the adminstration does nothing about the problem. Everyone is so concerned about being polically correct that they forget that they were the ones who made these rules. If a child steps up and says they are being bullied, they are assured that the situation will be taken care of. I do believe that when someone makes fun of someone it is thier own insecruitys that fule the fire, people make fun of other people to make themselfs feel better, but a child does not understand that. Unfortunitly sometimes the only way to hande the situation is to take care of it yourself the adminstration is not going to do anything about it, then when your kid has had enough and looses it on the other kid guess who gets in trouble?
Sad

Hanover, PA

#5 May 23, 2011
My daughter was bullied most of her life. She was laughed at, pushed,tripped,spit on, things stolen from her, and teachers let it all happen. BUT when she finally had enough they were so quick to call me. I demanded a meeting with the school and the kids parents. I also let them all know I was pressing charges on them due to my daughter has Autisum and the school also ignored all my attempts to get the bullying to stop. She is disabled and yet the school ignored it and KNEW IT!!! They ALL knew she has Autisum......Harassment charges were filed against the kid...Got a HUGE fine n now is no "longer cool"..I mean HUGE fine :9)....Oh this was at a Hanover Public School, so if your kid goes there hopefully you have better luck
Barn E Fife

York, PA

#6 May 23, 2011
Bullies will never cease to exist. I remember one bully in high school who wouldn't fight a "tough guy" who wasn't a bully. The bully said "not in school" but he disappeared after school when we all went to see the fight that was suppose to happen. Cowards at the least.
what you need

Hanover, PA

#7 May 24, 2011
Sad wrote:
My daughter was bullied most of her life. She was laughed at, pushed,tripped,spit on, things stolen from her, and teachers let it all happen. BUT when she finally had enough they were so quick to call me. I demanded a meeting with the school and the kids parents. I also let them all know I was pressing charges on them due to my daughter has Autisum and the school also ignored all my attempts to get the bullying to stop. She is disabled and yet the school ignored it and KNEW IT!!! They ALL knew she has Autisum......Harassment charges were filed against the kid...Got a HUGE fine n now is no "longer cool"..I mean HUGE fine :9)....Oh this was at a Hanover Public School, so if your kid goes there hopefully you have better luck
Good for you. My kids were never really bullied at school but used to sit and laugh at the beginning of each years orientation because the administration would go on and on about zero tolerance and they also did nothing (New Oxford SD). They bring the kids in and talk, resolve nothing and then it is worse for the kid being bullied. You would think after many horrific events that have occured in schools by kids who have been bullied, that the administration would step up and do something.
Sad

Hanover, PA

#8 May 24, 2011
what you need wrote:
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Good for you. My kids were never really bullied at school but used to sit and laugh at the beginning of each years orientation because the administration would go on and on about zero tolerance and they also did nothing (New Oxford SD). They bring the kids in and talk, resolve nothing and then it is worse for the kid being bullied. You would think after many horrific events that have occured in schools by kids who have been bullied, that the administration would step up and do something.
Oh they will when it goes public, but not till then.
hanGover

Myerstown, PA

#9 May 24, 2011
Sad wrote:
My daughter was bullied most of her life. She was laughed at, pushed,tripped,spit on, things stolen from her, and teachers let it all happen. BUT when she finally had enough they were so quick to call me. I demanded a meeting with the school and the kids parents. I also let them all know I was pressing charges on them due to my daughter has Autisum and the school also ignored all my attempts to get the bullying to stop. She is disabled and yet the school ignored it and KNEW IT!!! They ALL knew she has Autisum......Harassment charges were filed against the kid...Got a HUGE fine n now is no "longer cool"..I mean HUGE fine :9)....Oh this was at a Hanover Public School, so if your kid goes there hopefully you have better luck
this story sounds identical to my sister. she went to south western though, but she is also autistic. she was teased all through middle and high school. a girl threatened to spit in her mouth once. i am several years older, so of course i extremely defensive of my baby sister. i would get up in kids' faces. they surely didn't feel so tough with someone bigger being mean to them. though i knew it was wrong, i had to stand up to these bullies because my sister wouldn't do it herself. i will be at this meeting to stand up for her, though she's already graduated. i will also be bringing up the fact that my 7 year old nephew got punched in the face by another child at hanover street elementary just 2 months ago (and he was 6 at the time). his mother was never notified by the school, not even the school nurse who treated my nephew.
Sad

Hanover, PA

#10 May 24, 2011
hanGover wrote:
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this story sounds identical to my sister. she went to south western though, but she is also autistic. she was teased all through middle and high school. a girl threatened to spit in her mouth once. i am several years older, so of course i extremely defensive of my baby sister. i would get up in kids' faces. they surely didn't feel so tough with someone bigger being mean to them. though i knew it was wrong, i had to stand up to these bullies because my sister wouldn't do it herself. i will be at this meeting to stand up for her, though she's already graduated. i will also be bringing up the fact that my 7 year old nephew got punched in the face by another child at hanover street elementary just 2 months ago (and he was 6 at the time). his mother was never notified by the school, not even the school nurse who treated my nephew.
First I wanted to say you are a GREAT person to look upto by defending your Sister! Your parents should be very proud of the honor you reflect by defending and protecting her! I believe alot of the problem is that schools really have no clue on how to properly handle these bully thugs.It is beyond disgusting that nothing is done till it reaches a horrible point of violence. School is to be a safehaven for kids of all ages but when kids are threatened,and bullied it impacts their life and also alot of times their future. Push on and use your rights and don't over look the fact that you can press charges! Hit em in the wallet, betcha it will stop them like it stopped with my daughter. Depending on the judge the fine might go into the kids name or can you imagine the parents reaction if it goes in THEIR name? Tell your nephews parents that they could press charges, and dont feel bad about the age of the bully....Did the school or bully feel bad when it all happened? NO!! Good luck!!
tina heffner

Media, PA

#11 May 24, 2011
I personally invite everyone with a personal testimony to join us Thursday evening. To many children are being taunted and this needs to be addressed. Our youth are caving to peer pressure and the extreme suicide. As a community we can address this issue together. Don't forget 7 o'clock at the YWCA 23. W Chestnut street.
Sad

Hanover, PA

#12 May 24, 2011
tina heffner wrote:
I personally invite everyone with a personal testimony to join us Thursday evening. To many children are being taunted and this needs to be addressed. Our youth are caving to peer pressure and the extreme suicide. As a community we can address this issue together. Don't forget 7 o'clock at the YWCA 23. W Chestnut street.
Ill be there! In honor of my daughter n all other kids who are bullied. Someone needs to defend our kids.Thanks
tina heffner

United States

#13 May 25, 2011
Confirmed panelists: Jeff Snake - South Western School District, John Carbaugh Penn Twp Police Dept, Shelly Bender Adams Hanover Counseling, Pam Smith Hanover Public School District, Sue Poist Suicide Prevention and Rosa Perez Lupian YWCA Safe Home. Program.
Sad

Hanover, PA

#14 May 25, 2011
tina heffner wrote:
Confirmed panelists: Jeff Snake - South Western School District, John Carbaugh Penn Twp Police Dept, Shelly Bender Adams Hanover Counseling, Pam Smith Hanover Public School District, Sue Poist Suicide Prevention and Rosa Perez Lupian YWCA Safe Home. Program.
My daughter and I will see you there! COME on parents YOU need to attend!! Don't just sit there and complain come out and learn how we can help our kids!! If we dont then who will help them?????

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