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enough

Ballston Spa, NY

#1 Sep 16, 2012
When are parents going to teach their kids that's its not ok to bully? I'm so sick of my children riding the school bus and being verbally abused. No monitors on the buses again to help. No bullying policy in Malone? If anyone speaks up yo these bullies the other kids arr tormented.
lol

Rexford, NY

#2 Sep 16, 2012
That is a shame. Don't they have camera's? Maybe you could ride the bus to let them know that you will not tolerate that behavior. Don't expect the school to step in. Report the bus driver for not keeping the kids in line.
Not From This Side

New York, NY

#3 Sep 16, 2012
lol offered good advice.

The only thing I would disagree on is that it is critical that you notify the principal. The principal has the power to do many things (even provide an extra bus for a period of time). But if the principal does not know, they can do nothing about it.

lol is right about the bus driver. Contact Dominic Barse at the bus garage. There are cameras on some/most of the buses but Dominic will not know he needs to look at the tape if it is not brought to his attention.

Good communication with those who can help will stop the bullying. Silence will not.

Since: Sep 12

New York, NY

#4 Sep 16, 2012
i agree kids need to know they have and always will have someone to help and if people stop trying to communicate with those who can help then the kids are gonna stop trusting us adults to helpl them. They nees to also know bullyong is NOT ok and as long as they have someone to talk to then hopefully there lives become easier
Tstar

United States

#5 Sep 17, 2012
OK....this is all a bunch of bull. Lets get real. The bus driver has his/her hands full and the principal is not there. Report the incident to both parties but then...sit down with your child and empower him/her. Teach them they are not to tolerate emotional or physical abuse. The bullying party should be warned to immediately stop the behavior and if it continues then your child needs to defend him/herself. Parents cannot help kids all the time because we are not with them all the time. There is proof that holding hands and keeping quiet do NOT stop bullying and further victimize the child.
OBSERVER

Albany, NY

#6 Sep 17, 2012
It seems we hear a lot more about "Bullying" today than when I was attending school. At the time I was going to school, many years ago, and in a bigger area than Malone. Bullys did indeed exist,but were deal with differently than today. I remember one person I will call Bobbie, a new kid who came into the area and when on the bus decided to push others around, call them names and was a bully. After about two days of his conduct, several of us decide that this was going to stop. When Bobbie punch one of us the arm, the guy he punched grabbed him by the hair, several of us immediately joined in, and in a matter of seconds, Bobbie was cowering ,asking us to stop and trying not to cry, guess what he did not try to bully us again. Later on we actually became friends with him. THis nonsense about reporting the bully, to someone else and all the teaching of sensitivity
is too much of a modern approach that does not work. Hurt the bully immediately after he hurts you, and hurt him worse and he or she will learn very quickly that actions have consequence. They are bullys and want to hurt you, hurt them and they stop doing to you what they don't want done to them.
wut

New York, NY

#7 Sep 17, 2012
It's no secret that most kids around here are being raised by animals. That said, it's the responsibility of the school district to oversee and attempt to socialize these little animals from the time they leave their parents' "care" until the time they are delivered back home at the end of the day.

This oversight includes maintaining a safe environment, including on the school bus. For everyone, of course, but especially for the victims.

If the bus driver is oblivious or unresponsive to the targeting going on when he/she is in charge then it's time for a new bus driver. Anything less is child abuse.

We do need more foster care around here. I understand Camp Gabriels is available. Perhaps a live- in, intensive behavior modification, social indoctrination center is in order???

Works for me.
Really

Buffalo, NY

#8 Sep 17, 2012
lol wrote:
That is a shame. Don't they have camera's? Maybe you could ride the bus to let them know that you will not tolerate that behavior. Don't expect the school to step in. Report the bus driver for not keeping the kids in line.
If there is no monitor - how do you expect the bus driver to drive a busload of kids safely and yet keep his/her attention on a few that are causing trouble?
lol

Rexford, NY

#9 Sep 17, 2012
Really wrote:
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If there is no monitor - how do you expect the bus driver to drive a busload of kids safely and yet keep his/her attention on a few that are causing trouble?
Well I am pretty sure that the bus driver has ears. I know when I was on the school bus, the driver was always paying attention. I believe they also have a big mirror that they can check to see what is going on. Does that satisfy you? How about the camera? Can the bus driver have a camera on the bus? Simple solutions, really!
Not From This Side

New York, NY

#10 Sep 17, 2012
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Well I am pretty sure that the bus driver has ears. I know when I was on the school bus, the driver was always paying attention. I believe they also have a big mirror that they can check to see what is going on. Does that satisfy you? How about the camera? Can the bus driver have a camera on the bus? Simple solutions, really!
But someone must actually bring this to the attention of the superintedent of transportation - Dominic Barse and the building principal. Don't wait any longer. 2 phone calls can prevent any bullying. Just ask for help. You won't get it if you don't ask.
lol

Rexford, NY

#11 Sep 17, 2012
I agree. They do need to make the calls and make sure they also send a registered letter to prove they attempted to stop this. Then if no action is taken,then write or call the NYS school board. not Malone's.
Mommy Also

Albany, NY

#12 Sep 18, 2012
Bullying is Illegal. MCSD has not done a very good job in the past taking care of the problem but now has a new policy. Maybe you should take the approach I had to take when the second day of school a bully picked right up where she had left off last year with my child. I called the school talked to Principle, guidance officer and home school coordinator and I told them all the same thing. I simply said "all last year my child had to endure this other child, obviously the school and this childs parents have been ineffective in resolving this matter. I will give the school 1 week to put a stop to this behavior after that I will go to the police dept and file charges. It was amazing how fast they took action. Good Luck!
Teacher

Albany, NY

#13 Sep 18, 2012
If bullying is happening, tell everyone you can. Teachers can't watch kids all the time. Kids get very good at waiting for teachers to look away. However, teachers are also very good at watching kids if we suspect somethign is happening. If I knew one child was bullying another, I would watch out of the corner of my eye and catch the bully in the act. This has happened in the past, and each time the bully is punished and the situation rectified. Say nothing, and we won't know. Tell us, and we will be vigilant. Believe it or not, we actually care about our students!
Malonian

New York, NY

#14 Sep 18, 2012
OBSERVER wrote:
It seems we hear a lot more about "Bullying" today than when I was attending school. At the time I was going to school, many years ago, and in a bigger area than Malone. Bullys did indeed exist,but were deal with differently than today. I remember one person I will call Bobbie, a new kid who came into the area and when on the bus decided to push others around, call them names and was a bully. After about two days of his conduct, several of us decide that this was going to stop. When Bobbie punch one of us the arm, the guy he punched grabbed him by the hair, several of us immediately joined in, and in a matter of seconds, Bobbie was cowering ,asking us to stop and trying not to cry, guess what he did not try to bully us again. Later on we actually became friends with him. THis nonsense about reporting the bully, to someone else and all the teaching of sensitivity
is too much of a modern approach that does not work. Hurt the bully immediately after he hurts you, and hurt him worse and he or she will learn very quickly that actions have consequence. They are bullys and want to hurt you, hurt them and they stop doing to you what they don't want done to them.
When does the movie come out?
1900ATZ

New York, NY

#15 Sep 18, 2012
HAVE U BEEN ON NEW SCHOOL BUSSES SEATS ARE MUCH HIGHER THEN THEY USED TO BE SO BUS DRIVER CAN ONLY SEE TOP OF HIGH SCHOOL KIDS HEAD, HE CAN,T SEE EVERY THING LIKE THEY USED TOO . CHECK IT OUT GO TO BUS GARAGE AND ASK TO LOOK
Just me

New York, NY

#16 Sep 18, 2012
Well good luck with this one. My kids have been out of school for a couple years now it hasn't changed one bit. They went threw the bullying for a couple years till I did everything in my power by calling school, bus garage etc.. Nothing got done. So i transported them I got sick of it all they will probably do NOTHING at all.
mommyof4

New York, NY

#17 Sep 21, 2012
I had an issue with my daughter being bullied on the bus. A boy punched her in her ear (which she had surgery on several days prior) and punched her in the chest above her heart. She told the monitor who told her to stop whining!! I went to the principal at Davis to find a solution and was told that "The bus is conducive to that type of environment"!! We also tried to communicate with the bus garage to see if we could move my child's seat away from this boy but were told no and that she would have to find a way to deal with it. Needless to say we ended up driving her to and from school. Now she's a few years older and walks and we are having issues with bullying yet again. It makes me so angry because my children have been raised to be respectful of every one no matter what. It seems to me that many parents think it's cool that their children are rude, cruel and out of control. I've even had a parent literally flip out on my child over an accident. No wonder these kids act the way they do!!
the public voice

New York, NY

#18 Sep 22, 2012
The Malone School Central School District is full of Kids who are basically at the same level of development Neanderthal kids were 100,000 years ago. That is why the school district is ranked 599 out of 701 districts in the state on state test scores.

www.schooldigger.com

Since: Jun 09

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#19 Sep 22, 2012
Mommy Also wrote:
Bullying is Illegal. MCSD has not done a very good job in the past taking care of the problem but now has a new policy. Maybe you should take the approach I had to take when the second day of school a bully picked right up where she had left off last year with my child. I called the school talked to Principle, guidance officer and home school coordinator and I told them all the same thing. I simply said "all last year my child had to endure this other child, obviously the school and this childs parents have been ineffective in resolving this matter. I will give the school 1 week to put a stop to this behavior after that I will go to the police dept and file charges. It was amazing how fast they took action. Good Luck!
Murder as well as many, many things are illegal also. Seems it just doesn't matter to those who commit illegal acts.
Tstar

Gansevoort, NY

#20 Sep 22, 2012
How I See It wrote:
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Murder as well as many, many things are illegal also. Seems it just doesn't matter to those who commit illegal acts.
You need to quit sniffing the bath salts lardo!

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