Upset

Duluth, GA

#1 Dec 18, 2012
Oh My! I just heard 2 more young girls attempted suicide over the weekend. This was due to Bullying I was told. I personally am tired of hearing of how young people enjoy laughing, gossiping, Cybering, avoiding, just plain hating another. You may have the coolest friends, namebrand clothes, wonderful hair, best cars, big houses, jock boyfriends, both a Mom AND Dad. You may just have it all, but In a blink of and eye your life can change drastically and you can be on the other side. YOU may have to live with the guilt of knowing it was your words, that were written in pain in that suicide note. Think before you join in humiliation. It could be YOU!!
Also upset

Mayfield, KY

#4 Dec 18, 2012
This is so sad. I know I've discussed this with co-workers and they didn't believe this when I told them but I personally know of some situations where some teachers are the ones bullying some of these kids or allowing the bullying to happen. Kids think if an adult endorses the behavior then it must be ok but this is not the case! As adults we need to stop it now and wen we see it happening must report it as well. In this day we sure can't try to predict how kids will respond to situations, especially bullying.
Also upset

Mayfield, KY

#5 Dec 18, 2012
*when
just curious

Madisonville, KY

#7 Dec 19, 2012
Also upset wrote:
This is so sad. I know I've discussed this with co-workers and they didn't believe this when I told them but I personally know of some situations where some teachers are the ones bullying some of these kids or allowing the bullying to happen. Kids think if an adult endorses the behavior then it must be ok but this is not the case! As adults we need to stop it now and wen we see it happening must report it as well. In this day we sure can't try to predict how kids will respond to situations, especially bullying.
Other than co-workers, have you reported the adults? If they are teachers, have you contacted the principal, the board of education, the state board of ed, etc., etc. I am going to assume if you are discussing it with others, you have also reported to their superiors. The bullying is out of control and teachers are so pressured to "make the grade", they forget that they are working with children and are supposed to be "protecting and nurturing" said children, not taking all their anger and frustration out on them. Maybe all the teachers across the nation should follow the excellent example of "great, outstanding teachers" that are/were in Newtown. We ALL must be very active and aggressive in the war on bullies!!
The Mighty

Clarksville, TN

#8 Dec 19, 2012
The Policies on bullying are ineffecient. 1st offense should be permanent expulsion. 2nd should be legal action.
joejoe

Bellevue, WA

#10 Dec 19, 2012
I really belive there should be an age limit on teachers. Maybe, al least 35 years old. Dont trust these teachers in their early 20's with tramp stamps, and wild spring breaks just behind them. So many are uncareing and materialistic.
The Mighty

Clarksville, TN

#12 Dec 19, 2012
joejoe wrote:
I really belive there should be an age limit on teachers. Maybe, al least 35 years old. Dont trust these teachers in their early 20's with tramp stamps, and wild spring breaks just behind them. So many are uncareing and materialistic.
Just so you know the teacher who tried to shield her students in Newtown, Conneticut last month was 29. Her funeral is this week.
joejoe

Bellevue, WA

#14 Dec 19, 2012
As a rule. I do know youth does not make everyone a unfit teacher. Just seems to me education was better when the teachers were much older for the most part, instead of 2 or 4 years out of highschool. Dont understand the need for these advanced degrees in order to teach either. At home, i have a school book for 5th graders that was printed in 1889. Our seniors in highschool couldnt work through the stuff in that book. And back then, you didnt need a degree to teach. Im proof the system is broke, i cany even spell! lol
startsathome

Dawson Springs, KY

#15 Dec 19, 2012
Education was better when PARENTS use to have control over there kids. If we really look into the bulling it probably has something to do with home life.Teach your kids how to act at home and they won't grow up to be such a bully! If your child has a problem with temper issues or mental illnesses get them help at a YOUNG age! Kids for the most part learn & follow by example.Tramp stamps? What about the parent with the tramp stamp? What about the parent with a criminal background? Why blame the teachers? Parents know when there kids need help.The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! If the parents don't grow up and take responsibility nothing will ever change.
just curious

Madisonville, KY

#17 Dec 19, 2012
I was such a brat in school. I was not a bully, just very talkative and drove the teachers crazy. Now, I have a teenager in high school that is the "best student." (says teachers) My child has been bullied and knows how it feels so always tries to be nice to everyone and get along. If someone wants to bully, my child just stays away from them. Most of the kids that have bullied, have parents that are doing the same. I agree it really does start at home!! When you have adults talking bad about children, you have a child that will do the same. That especially goes for a teacher that is suppose to be teaching them to better themselves with a proper education, not abuse to other students!!
it happens

La Fayette, KY

#18 Dec 19, 2012
Yes I do agree my 8 year old was having to deal with it as well everyday. I was not very happy when I found out it was going on. It took him about 6 weeks to tell me about it and we are very close.

Since: Aug 12

Madisonville, KY

#19 Dec 19, 2012
First I was bullied in high school and teachers seen it and did nothing because I was a punk girl (that was cool as hell mind you) and they were athletes. So yes teachers contribute.

Now next we need to teach our kids confindence. Also we need to teach them to stand up for the underdogs and if you don't stop bullying then you are no better then the bullies. Parents as well as all adults in the community need to step up. It does take a village not the government

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