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26 Oct 2010, 11:40 pm

http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/parent ... 6_ST_N.htm

I find this to be completely unacceptable.


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27 Oct 2010, 12:17 am

As a short term solution, I imagine it would be very effective. A bully will not go after someone that broke their nose on the first pass. That said, it does nothing to alleviate the psychological/emotional cause of bullying, nor does it help with children's health.


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27 Oct 2010, 6:28 am

How are they defining bullying here? Hitting someone once out of anger isn't bullying.



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27 Oct 2010, 8:20 am

Two unrelated subjects? Unless the hitting is done in retaliation FOR bullying.


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27 Oct 2010, 9:05 am

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I find this to be completely unacceptable.


I apologize but could you be a bit more specific about WHAT in that article is totally unacceptable to you? I am confused because there is so much statistics! It doesn't surprise me in this day and age that so many teens are bullying/being bullied. It's 'cool' and 'normal' to bully or to react with violence (that's not my opinion by the way). You see it in the media ALL the time.


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02 Nov 2010, 5:01 pm

I hit people to vent my anger as a toddler and as a child.


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04 Nov 2010, 1:04 am

Macbeth wrote:
Two unrelated subjects? Unless the hitting is done in retaliation FOR bullying.


I remember back in school how when someone hit me and I hit them back, I would get suspended while the first kid didn't. If I told them why I hit the kid, I would always get the "Two wrongs don't make a right" routine.

That's if I hit back. Usually I got suspended after retailiating, but at least once I got disciplined for reporting getting bullied.


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04 Nov 2010, 3:19 am

I've hit bullies out of anger. Oddly enough, getting the crap beaten out of them made them not want to bully me anymore. Shocking!

I never got in trouble for it, either, since I always stopped once a teacher intervened (and not a second before), and since I never did anything else I would get in trouble for. I never got in trouble for it with my parents either, since they both knew I never started the fights and that I gave whoever it was plenty of warning beforehand.

Apera wrote:
As a short term solution, I imagine it would be very effective. A bully will not go after someone that broke their nose on the first pass. That said, it does nothing to alleviate the psychological/emotional cause of bullying, nor does it help with children's health.

Well, what can another kid do to alleviate the cause? Not all that much, I'd imagine.


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