Young voice in fight against bullying

Young voice in fight against bullying

There are 10 comments on the The Washington Post story from Mar 16, 2012, titled Young voice in fight against bullying. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

The self-assured 17-year-old from Michigan, bullied in middle school, was outraged when she learned that a sobering new documentary about the problem would be rated R, keeping those under 17 from seeing it without an adult.

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Boo Koo Dinky Dow

Sayville, NY

#1 Mar 16, 2012
She wants to bully the MPAA.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#2 Mar 17, 2012
jeez...bullying? really?

here's a thought.
FIGHT BACK!
mike

Cookeville, TN

#3 Mar 17, 2012
carey529 wrote:
jeez...bullying? really?
here's a thought.
FIGHT BACK!
Really if the bully is 6 feet tall and your 5/2 and he outweighs you by at least 50 pounds how much of a fight would that be.Well yeah your the type of person who would go afert those smaller than you because bullys dont beleive in fair fights all they believe is propping up their egos.Now are you the bully or the bullied.

Since: Jan 07

Williamsport, PA

#4 Mar 17, 2012
Bullies and bullying have been around forever. Unfortunately, the bullies have expanded their range through social networking sites and other technology which often leave the bullied with nowhere to hide. I graduated from high school with a class that was notorious for bullying. It was a parochial school and the teachers and administrators chose to look the other way. The bullies were actually so-called "mean girls" who managed to bully, not by direct confrontation, but by excluding and harrassing other girls with artfully managed conversations, barely audible comments and ridicule in the hallways at the change of class out of the earshot of the nuns and administrators.

My mother was a teacher in the school and one might think that this saved me from this type of behavior, but I remember one of them telling me, "You're mother works for me." I lived in a declining neighborhood at the time and on a school bus trip to an out of town athletic event, the bus passed my street which immediately became the topic of conversation, accompanied by much hilarity.

When we were seniors and went on a religious retreat, the priest who was assigned to address the girls in our class, took the bull by the horns, apparently because this had been brought to his attention. One of the most offensive bullies said that "they" can do anything they want. "We" aren't stopping them. I remember the priest asking her who was "we" and who was "they." I don't know what else was said by the priest in private but the bullying eased up for the last few months of the school year. By then, I was looking forward to never having to see these people again. And I rarely came across them since I graduated.

There were a few attempts made to put together a class reunion but there was a complete lack of interest on the part of the majority of the class. I have only encountered my former classmates on very rare occasions, which suits me just fine. The whole experience impacted me far more than I realized. To approach teachers or administrators would result in more bullying in a more subtle manner.

It would be nice if bullies and bullying could be eradicated but it is very difficult, if not impossible to legislate behavior. Bullies are very resilient and if they cannot bully in some places, they will find alternative locations away from watchful adults.
HATE

Owatonna, MN

#5 Mar 17, 2012
carey529 wrote:
jeez...bullying? really?
here's a thought.
FIGHT BACK!
Yep that is how kids end up with guns at school shooting everyone....You se a small physically weak person cant fight back againt a football jock..So that weaker kid will bring his dads gun and shoot your football jock son in the ehad---YEA HE STOOD UP TO BULLIES..........
mike

Cookeville, TN

#6 Mar 17, 2012
When i was n the military i had to deal with bullies who enlisted and thought they could run roughshod because they did in school.One bully actually tried it on me and i told him to stand 6 inches from my desk at attention while i filed chargeson him [he didnt like it]Bullies go two ways they grow up and act responsble or they run afoul of the law.Anyone who thinks bullying is cool needs to get a reality check for the person you bully may be the authority figure that bring you down.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#7 Mar 17, 2012
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Really if the bully is 6 feet tall and your 5/2 and he outweighs you by at least 50 pounds how much of a fight would that be.Well yeah your the type of person who would go afert those smaller than you because bullys dont beleive in fair fights all they believe is propping up their egos.Now are you the bully or the bullied.
how much of a fight?
the LAST one that guy picks with you...

scared of a bloody nose?

a brave man dies once, a coward (like you) dies a million times.
HATE

Owatonna, MN

#8 Mar 17, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
how much of a fight?
the LAST one that guy picks with you...
scared of a bloody nose?
a brave man dies once, a coward (like you) dies a million times.
So a 125lb guy who is small should stand up and get the ever living crap beat out of him by a 6ft5in 250lbs guy??? Or maybe that 125lbs guy should just take his dads gun and blow the brains out of the big meat head???? OR MAYBE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS SHOULD EXPEL ANY KID WHO BULLIES AND CHARGE THE PARENST WITH ASSAULT.....BULLYING WOULD STOP FAST!!!!!!!!!!
Chicago Guy

Evanston, IL

#9 Mar 17, 2012
carey529 wrote:
jeez...bullying? really?
here's a thought.
FIGHT BACK!
Wow.

You're not even against bullying. There's a shocker.
mike

United States

#10 Mar 18, 2012
Chicago Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow.
You're not even against bullying. There's a shocker.
It could be that they enjoy the power and maybe still bully others.

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