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Thread: What does your community do about bullying?

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    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
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    This is a topic that has hit way too close to home this week. If you've been following the news stories, you will probably know what I'm talking about. A fourteen-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other kids since 5th grade, took his life earlier this week. He was the son of my co-worker's cousin.

    How does your community (or school) handle the issue of bullying, or kids picking on each other?

    Parents, what have you taught your kids or grandkids about this? Teachers, how do you deal with it when you run across it?

    How can we make things better?

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    Kids are so much more sensitive than they used to be my kids were bullied but learned to stand up for themselves. My son is a teacher I will ask him how they handle this now. I remember my youngest son had a "friend" that bullied him, one day at home he sat on him and told him how it was, he was about 12 or 13 the boy went crying to his mom who sent his older brother over to take care of it LOL I said No
    Way let them work it out!! They are best buds now.

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    It starts at home and it starts in day care by teaching your kids to be kind to kids that are different.

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    My Grand Daughter is in Calif. shes 12 There is a No tolerance. Zero Forgiveness in her shcool. She is in a very good school district thank gawd, a few years ago the family moved 30 miles north and it was disastrous, a child had drugs at school and the other children were abusive. within a few months they were back where they belonged, the grass is not greener on the other side as they had thought it would have been.

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    The bullying that is done now days..is not the same kind as 20+ years ago. I am not real sure how it is handled now. I would never want to be a teacher in this day and age.

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    I don't know how it is handled in my community, but when my DD was in college, she had an ex boyfriend stalk and bully her. I went after him and he never bothered her again. Parents need to get involved and protect their children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melinda in Tulsa
    Parents need to get involved and protect their children.
    in the PERFECT world maybe..but in the USA all that would do is give some lawyers a decent paycheck. You know the motto of the USA...Sue your neighbor before he sues you!

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    My son was bullied when he was in school.I went to the parents and told them if it didn't stop I would take it in my own hands.Fortunately it stopped.

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    My kids were bullied in school! It was awful! We tried everything! Being disabled we couldn't move they lived through it and now those same ppl look them up to say hi and apologize. Sad. Parents need to teach their kids better and I'm glad more schools have no tolerance!!

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    Zero tolerence in our neck of the woods!!
    My grandson who is autistic was bullied by other students dailyfor a while and it came to a screatching halt when we found out and the school administration were notified.
    I agree that kindness and tolerence should be taught to all children at an early age at home but unfortunately that is not always the case....

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