5 teens in 2 weeks commit suicide

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Chesterfield, MO

#1 Oct 6, 2010
There has got 2 be an end put to the bullying and trash talking. People we dont realize the effects we are having on people with the gossip. I myself am not innocent but 2day i stop. Make the choice 2 make a change.
lil_bit

United States

#2 Oct 6, 2010
These kids being bullied , I feel so sorry for them. I know as a young teenager I was bullied by two BIG girls. I was only alittle over 5 ft. tall & 100lbs soaking wet. I was so afraid of those two girls that I went home to get my daddys gun but he was home so i didnt. Thank God he was! I wouldve ruined my life & for what? Mean,soul-less chicks who come to find out after years were jealous of me because I had only guy friends. They called me whore,slut.... And only because they wanted what I had which was alot of friends. Kids can be cruel. If there are any parents out there & you even think that your child is being bullied , make it stop. I dont care how much crap you gotta stir up,do it for your childs sake. And to all the bullys, stop it before you cause a tragedy. Could you live with yourself knowing you had a hand in someones suicide? I'd hope not. To those who are being bullied, tell someone. Any one who will listen. If you ignore the bullys they may stop, maybe not. But it does get better! When you grow up, you can look back & see that youre doing better in life. So noones worth taking your life NOONE ! Because I made it through getting stabbed at Ramsey Elem. To getting past the jealous bullies who only run their mouths. Ignore the bullys & live your life to its fullest. And it all gets better.
Stop The Hateful Words

Bluefield, WV

#3 Oct 6, 2010
I wish people would take a minute to think about the things they are about to say or even type from behind a keyboard. The hateful words really do need to stop! As adults it's easier to get over the hurt someone says but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt really bad. As children and young adolescents it's thousands times harder to get over the pain and sadness. Everyone wants to feel like they belong somewhere and want friends and kids, especially, feel this. Young children and young teenagers are so sensitive and sometimes don't know how to handle the hurt. I really wish people would stop saying mean and hateful things on these topix threads. No one deserves to be hurt.:)
CC Ryder

Brentwood, TN

#4 Oct 7, 2010
Are these local WV teens?
Lil_bit

United States

#5 Oct 7, 2010
I dont think so but I sure wish someone would step up & stop the bs going on at PVHS its ok for my child to be called a cracker, fag, honkey ect but try to have an arguement with a black dude whos a senior & picking on an 8th grader! Big man! Come pick on me , im a Christain but God forgive me but if hes 18 Ill confront him. Hes been doing this forever not just to my boys but to others too. I guess if youre a football player they let things go. Well not me. He needs to get a life. If he doesnt stop Im going to the police & if they dont stop it I guess my husband will! If hes 18.
ino

Bluefield, WV

#6 Oct 7, 2010
Lil_bit wrote:
I dont think so but I sure wish someone would step up & stop the bs going on at PVHS its ok for my child to be called a cracker, fag, honkey ect but try to have an arguement with a black dude whos a senior & picking on an 8th grader! Big man! Come pick on me , im a Christain but God forgive me but if hes 18 Ill confront him. Hes been doing this forever not just to my boys but to others too. I guess if youre a football player they let things go. Well not me. He needs to get a life. If he doesnt stop Im going to the police & if they dont stop it I guess my husband will! If hes 18.
My son (a very small boy) was being bullied by a much larger football player. He decided he had enough and confronted the guy. The bully backed down. Sometimes it just takes standing up to them.
If the school will not do anything and your child is afraid by all means go to the police.
Panther Fan

Beckley, WV

#7 Oct 7, 2010
Have the issues been brought to Disibbio and Godfrey?

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#8 Oct 7, 2010
Bullies usually push other kids around because of some form of Psychological weakness. As was mentioned earlier, two bigger girls picked on a smaller girl because they were jealous.

A bully may even pick on a kid because they feel the kid's feet are too crooked.(Kids that walk pigeon-footed, for example)

All it takes is to find what makes them tick, have your child stand up to them and confront them on that matter, and they will whimper down and run like the low-breed of insects they are.
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backatya

Morrisville, NC

#11 Oct 8, 2010
Bullies are insecure. Find thier flaw/weakness. Give it back. Most likely they will run.
lil_bit

United States

#12 Oct 12, 2010
Yes, I called Mr.G, he was supposed to of talked to the bully. I dont know if he did or not. He seems nice (mr.g)so far ''this week'' the bully hasnt said or done anything else, so we'll see how it goes. More parents need to know whats going on in their kids lives, me & mine are close. Please if your childs acting out it could be because of a bully. Damn it! Im mad about this crap! & yes it is cause of their own insecurities they pick on others but why doesnt the parents kick their kids asses if they think theyre bullying some poor kid?! I guess the parents are bullys too????
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Oakvale, WV

#13 Oct 12, 2010
Some kids are bullied so badly they don't take their lives, they drop out of school and ruin their lives. Bullying is a terrible thing right now, and a lot of it is parents getting involved in the bashing. Half of the time, when a cell phone rings in the middle of class, it's a parent calling their kid and daring anybody to do anything about it. Kids even call their redneck moms to come to school and jump into arguments. Combine that with some schools who have weak, spineless principals and you have a mess. It all starts at home, but it is getting bad in the school system because kids, good parents, and teachers can't always depend on a principal to back them up when they see bullying going on. If you're lucky, the bully will be in the wrong place at the wrong time, and there will be so many witnesses the principal has to do something.
bfm

Chesterfield, MO

#14 Oct 12, 2010
i never reallt got picd on jus jelous lil gurls talkn shit but if any lil kid trys to bully on my little gurl when she statts school i will give that kid a whipn myself then beat the hell outa the mom for not better raisn their kids n teachn them respect
hello

United States

#15 Oct 13, 2010
I understand the anger to pikeview, my child has had a bad life there. it all started at the bus ride there. spitting things in the hair throwing stuff at my child, i did call and nothing was done it probably made it worse. then at school many bad things dont even want to say. i went there and still nothing was done so my child became depressed tried to kill themself and i actually had to put them in a hospital. now as a result my child has quit school? i had no choice but to let that happen bcuz i didnt want to see my child dead/ wow what a life- be picked on and die or no education? it hurt me as a parent not to have a clue how to help my child. no wonder guns are taken to school and kids loose their minds. this is a sad time now, no prom no graduation no memories, i feel your pain i live it everyday.

“Mellow”

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Since: Mar 08

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#16 Oct 13, 2010
hello wrote:
I understand the anger to pikeview, my child has had a bad life there. it all started at the bus ride there. spitting things in the hair throwing stuff at my child, i did call and nothing was done it probably made it worse. then at school many bad things dont even want to say. i went there and still nothing was done so my child became depressed tried to kill themself and i actually had to put them in a hospital. now as a result my child has quit school? i had no choice but to let that happen bcuz i didnt want to see my child dead/ wow what a life- be picked on and die or no education? it hurt me as a parent not to have a clue how to help my child. no wonder guns are taken to school and kids loose their minds. this is a sad time now, no prom no graduation no memories, i feel your pain i live it everyday.
Even though violence is bad...sometimes it is the answer. My kids were all bullied at one point in time. But if you don't teach them to stand up for themselves, then people will walk all over them their whole lives. I told my kids to knock anybody out that would not stop. They all did ONCE, then they were never bullied again. You have to earn respect to get respect, even as a teen.

Calling the school was an awful idea, if they talked to the bully it only made it worse. Pulling them out of school was an awful idea too. Running away from problems never brings closure and your kid will probably run away from everything.

The admin at schools are sh*t. They have no idea how to stop it and could really care less.

Bullying has been an issue since the dawn of time. You can see it in films, books, tv (remember when Andy told Opie to laugh when the bully gave him a knuckle sandwich??) The world is survival of the fittest. If you are perceived as weak, you will be treated as such. Confronting your problems is always better than running away.

“Mellow”

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Since: Mar 08

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#17 Oct 13, 2010
backatya wrote:
Bullies are insecure. Find thier flaw/weakness. Give it back. Most likely they will run.
Exactly!! Great point. I just mentioned it, but just like when Andy told Opie to laugh in the face of his bully when he gave him a knuckle sandwich. It worked perfectly, and Opie was able to give Barney his nickle back instead of paying the bully.

Now, will this work in real life? NO. But self deprecation will. If someone calls you a name, laugh and call yourself something worse. Bullies will only continue if you allow them to by letting them get to you. Like the kid on You Tube who went viral because he told people to stop calling him a homo. Well, now everyone is calling him a homo.
lil_bit

United States

#18 Oct 13, 2010
well my son stood nose to nose with that bully , well nose to chin the dudes taller. He called my son a fag, & he gets more girls then Tommy . Tommy didnt swing on my son all he could do was push him. My son didnt push back but stepped right back up to his face & called him what he is. My eldest went to the school the very next day & confronted tommy & he didnt do s*it!!!! Tommy just hung his head cause my oldest boy & my youngest has always been told,'' if i find out u bully someone ill kick ur azz but if u get bullied u BETTER kick his azz!'' These are pretty good boys very good lookin & love sports. But I wish the gov. would pass a law that if a kid starts to be a bully the ''parents'' should go to jail. Its unreal & only getting worse! They shouldve never taken paddling out of the schools. Thats where they messed up, they took all the power from the teachers & principals.

“Mellow”

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#19 Oct 13, 2010
lil_bit wrote:
well my son stood nose to nose with that bully , well nose to chin the dudes taller. He called my son a fag, & he gets more girls then Tommy . Tommy didnt swing on my son all he could do was push him. My son didnt push back but stepped right back up to his face & called him what he is. My eldest went to the school the very next day & confronted tommy & he didnt do s*it!!!! Tommy just hung his head cause my oldest boy & my youngest has always been told,'' if i find out u bully someone ill kick ur azz but if u get bullied u BETTER kick his azz!'' These are pretty good boys very good lookin & love sports. But I wish the gov. would pass a law that if a kid starts to be a bully the ''parents'' should go to jail. Its unreal & only getting worse! They shouldve never taken paddling out of the schools. Thats where they messed up, they took all the power from the teachers & principals.
Sounds like this person was not a bully, but someone your kids had issues with. Sounds like it is handled now.

Bullies existed when paddling was in school. That will do nothing. Actually, research has now shown that spanking causes more problems than it solves. Especially psychologically. It leads to long term bad behavior. Every parenting magazine and psychologist says this today.

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9708/14/nfm.spankin...

http://www.bing.com/search...

If a law were passed that put parents in jail for the bad behavior of children, then children would act in spite of their parents because they lack cognitive reasoning skills just so their parents would suffer. They would feel bad after the fact, but not before. The entire country would be in jail and kids would be in foster care.

Seems like you should invest in some cognitive reasoning yourself.
metal momma

United States

#20 Oct 13, 2010
Buster Frank wrote:
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Even though violence is bad...sometimes it is the answer. My kids were all bullied at one point in time. But if you don't teach them to stand up for themselves, then people will walk all over them their whole lives. I told my kids to knock anybody out that would not stop. They all did ONCE, then they were never bullied again. You have to earn respect to get respect, even as a teen.
Calling the school was an awful idea, if they talked to the bully it only made it worse. Pulling them out of school was an awful idea too. Running away from problems never brings closure and your kid will probably run away from everything.
The admin at schools are sh*t. They have no idea how to stop it and could really care less.
Bullying has been an issue since the dawn of time. You can see it in films, books, tv (remember when Andy told Opie to laugh when the bully gave him a knuckle sandwich??) The world is survival of the fittest. If you are perceived as weak, you will be treated as such. Confronting your problems is always better than running away.
I agree 100%. after both of my kids were bullied by bigger kids they stood up for themselves. their day of suspention was spent going out for ice cream sundays. no one can make you feel inferior without your consent
lil_bit

United States

#21 Oct 13, 2010
No, the boy is a bully. Trust me Ive known how he tried to bully my nephew for years. Hes a kid that needs some parenting. But you cannot tell me its better now without paddling,when we were in school we behaved cause we knew what we'd get from the principal then again at home. Im a good person, i was paddled & I turned out just fine. Read the whole post Buster, all of the comments not just mine & ull c y I said what I did. This boy thinks noone can tell him what to do & thats scary, without discipline we'd all be unruly creatures.....
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Oakvale, WV

#22 Oct 13, 2010
I think we need to send kids to boot camp for bullying. Let them serve a mandatory 6 weeks.

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