Bullying: How frequently and badly it happens

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    Well, we all know bullying is a problem.

    But the scale on how much it happens and how bad it actually is is actually eye opening (don't open your eyes too much or they might pop out!)



    So please remember, please don't be afraid to punish your children if they do bad things. And don't punish your children for the stupidest of things. Punishing them constantly over stupid stuff and not punishing them enough can lead to bullying of others!

    And if you happen to catch another person bullying your child in the act, don't be afraid to beat the LIVING SHIT OUT OF THEM SO HARD THAT THEIR GRANDPARENTS WILL FEEL IT! I would do so. Especially if they are teens....





    Classmates Beat Girl Unconscious Over Seat on the School Bus

    We're aware that most children are little monsters (and not in a fun Lady Gaga way), but a group of Florida students have reached a new low. On Friday, a 13-year-old girl took the school bus in Ocala for the first time. No one would let her sit down, so she sat on her sister's lap instead, prompting even more teasing from the students on the bus. Someone threw a shoe at the girl's head, and when she hurled it back a fight broke out.

    The bus driver tried to stop the brawl twice, and then pulled over and called for help. However, by then the girl had been beaten unconscious and suffered a concussion. She's expected to recover and five girls and two boys between the ages of 12 and 15 have been arrested. It's likely that they'll be expelled and sent to a school that's better equipped to handle horrid children.
     
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    Hilarious Internet Collective Continues Tradition of Taunting Teen Who Hilariously Committed Suicide


    Fifteen-year-old Amanda Cummings stepped in front of a bus two days after Christmas, suicide note in her pocket. Her family's understandably heartbroken by their loss, but they're even more heartbroken by the response Amanda's death has gotten on the internet. Online forum 4chan, notorious for targeting dead kids for some good, old fashioned, hilarious postmortem bullying, have decided that she's the current object of their impish derision, and Amanda's family doesn't understand why.

    According to the Staten Island Advance, Amanda was bullied in life as well as in death. Her parents say that her classmates and peers taunted her, and that she'd recently broken up with her boyfriend before she stepped in the path of a city bus. She spent 6 days after that in a hospital before succumbing to her injuries.

    From every possible angle you look at it, that story is a rainbow of awful— for the girl who felt driven to suicide, for her family and loved ones, and for a community in general. Hell, I'm sure the driver of the bus feels like shit as well. For 4chan, though, this was the perfect opportunity to unite around the common cause of digitally harassing Amanda's surviving family.

    They started by taunting the Facebook memorial set up in her honor, calling her a "hero." Then, a call to other users of 4chan and 9gag to join in the fun. Digitally altered "profane" images followed, including altered photos of Amanda. And it was hilarious!

    Her uncle has called the campaign against Amanda "cowardly," and her friends who attended a memorial service are upset and puzzled by the cyber attacks. The NYPD is investigating reports that Amanda was bullied before or after her suicide, but they say they've found no evidence. How about they start by looking here?
     
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    Students Who Bullied Gay Teen Before Suicide Get Off With A Suspension


    Last month police in Amherst, New York concluded their investigation into the bullying Jamey Rodemeyer suffered before he committed suicide at age 14 in September. They decided not to file charges, but now Williamsville North High School has suspended an unknown number of students. Superintendent Scott Martzloff says the students are facing "a minimum of suspensions," which means they were suspended for a week or less with the possibility of handing out longer suspensions after a hearing. The students are too young to expel, but apparently they've learned a variety of gay slurs in their brief time on the planet. One female student was already suspended in September after she put herself in the running for Most Horrible Teen on the Planet by telling friends of Jamey's sister that she was glad her brother killed himself.
     
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    Alleged Sandusky Victim Forced Out Of School Due To Bullying

    Another layer of the putrid, rotten onion that is the Penn State sex abuse scandal has been revealed: "Victim One," the first alleged victim of former coach Jerry Sandusky, was recently forced to leave his high school during his senior year because he couldn't endure any more bullying. The 17-year-old's psychologist says other students at Central Mountain High School in Pennsylvania were threatening the boy and calling him names. Unbelievably, they're incensed about the firing of former head coach Joe Paterno, and unfazed by by claims that a classmate was horribly abused.

    The other victims are reportedly turning to each other for support because they're afraid that if they confide in other people their names will wind up in the media. The psychologist says Victim One is encouraged that other boys decided to stop keeping the abuse a secret after he came forward. "He feels good about that," he said. "That's the one good that's come of all this."
     
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    but yeah, don't be afraid to post your stories or opinions on it.
     
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    Bullying happens regularly and often, far more than is reported. For example, school districts employ a little trick in reporting that many are not aware. You take a referral on an incident, but you might check off a reporting block, for higher authorities that keep accounts of this, that the matter was something less severe. In many cases, even of assault, they smooth the incidents over with "counselling" or "conflict resolution." Also, many times children are punished together with the bully when they attempt to defend themselves, such as an assault in the bathroom, and the administrators put the incident altogether in a different category, such as a "physical altercation with another student." Doesn't sound as bad as bullying, assault, or worse. Thus, it can often, way too often, not need to be reported to higher authorities at the state levels that have such requirements.

    Lastly, it seems that a handful in every school commit most of the offenses, but have most of the protections. They understand all too well how the squeeky wheel gets the grease.
     
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    There is also a HUGE problem with bullying online. Now that students have access to websites like Twitter and Facebook, bullying can be taken to a whole other level. It's sad, really. I was bullied a little when I was a child, and I wish I understood that it came from insecurity rather than power.
     
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    These kids got the idea that acting like this was acceptable. That's where the problem IS. The children are acting like children, which means uncivilized savages. So far, they have permission to do so.
     
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    There was NO bullying at MY school, I ruled it with an Iron fist
     

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