I was bullied as a kid. This is what my mother did http://questionoftheday-tamron.blogspot … what.html.
If you decide to follow the link be aware if you are an adult that is being bullied you could go to jail for battery.
I noway promote violence but its better than suicide or living in fear. This is only a last resort.
Walking away just makes the bullying worse. Telling on someone could make things worse. You might even get beat up any ways for trying to get help.
Teach kids to give the bully a taste of their own medicine!
I think they have to be confronted by those who are bullied. Parents can help by asking for meetings with the teacher, etc. and family of the bully (sometimes that is possible but others .. not a good idea). Also getting people educated on how to deal with bullies helps. A few schools are teaching anti-bully agendas and it is helping.
The most important thing that we are trying to teach our students in school, is that bullies are only as strong as their audience. If the other kids stop following, stop watching and stop enabling the bully...there is no reason for the bully to go on. He has lost his purpose...his source for entertaining!
So please, teach your child(ren) to STEP BACK AND WALK AWAY from any bullying situation they might be about to witness. It is the best preventive medicine and no one gets hurt. They will take the power away from the bully and possibly save others a lot of grief.
I hope this helps; it has helped in our school environment. Apparently, most kids do NOT WANT to be a part of such activites.
From the side of the potential bullying victims, I think showing how to be more confident and outgoing can help, because bullies seem to target what they read as weak personalities, and others.
If you have a child that tends to be a natural leader and fair, teach that one how to intervene on behalf of the bully victim. An assertive and firm person that takes a stand can make the bully think about their actions...
The bully could probably use some sort of intervention by the school or something, because usually it's what they're lacking at home or another self issue that makes them want to bully other kids.
I think it's a great idea to teach kids how to be confident and to stand up for themselves (not necessarily by fighting back).
It's not necessarily an end all, but I remember a bully in particular, that resorted to her starting an actual fight with me & I didn't back down. When her & 2 friends were picking on a refugee student, I stood by & they didn't go furthe
Give the bullies consequences such as scrubbing the floor with a toothbrush, cleaning toilets, collecting rubbish etc. Also, these bullies most likely come from unhappy homes&have not been taught how to behave. We can't change their parents but maybe putting them into special classes where they are taught manners, self respect&rewards for good behaviour, that would surely help
In my opinion, it is impossible to "prevent or stop bullying." In fact, I view any attempt to "prevent or stop bullying" to be in the same league as an attempt to prevent or stop hurricanes and earthquakes.
Thus, I believe that all of the emphasis should be on teaching individuals and groups ways to defend themselves against bullies and bullying -- the same as when people are taught to withstand and deal with unpreventable and inevitable natural disasters.
I believe the bully has some issues at home. If it is a child it is a reflection of something going on at home, like a parent bullying the child, or perhaps the child learns from the bullying parent. If the underlying reason or cause of the bullying behavior can be identified, then a remedy to solve the bully solution is more likely.
After much thought, I believe the most significant method is to treat the bully (not the victim). Now please understand the victim will need empathy and attention; however, the cause (of this) is the bully. The issue(s) are with the bully (or his/her environment) not the victim... It is the bully that needs treatment. Therefore, I would focus on the bully or his/her family situation...
Unfortunately, there will probably never be an end-all to the ongoing epidemic, but each case has a chance to change for the better.
I was bullied severely as a kid and I continued to try and find some adult who would believe it was as bad as I was saying, even though there were dozens of daily witnesses and some physical scars to be seen. Even if someone did believe I was being bullied at all, they did not believe how much damage it was doing.
My #1 thing that I tell people to do is if they are a younger person or even a child: back up the story of the person being bullied, especially when speaking with adults. If you are an adult BELIEVE THE CHILD. True, there will be a few instances where the bullying is non-existent, but please do not let that be your first thought. If you do not reach out and help the child, chances are no one is, and if the child feels alone, that is a scar that cuts just as deep as the bullying itself.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 9 years ago
What should be the penalty for school bullies?School bullies should be expelled from schools and placed in juvenile detention or prison. They deserve no clemency nor reeducation whatsoever. If a "child" is old enough to bully another, he/she should be criminalized.
by giselle2323 11 years ago
Do you believe that kids bullying kids is a bigger issue now than when you were a kid?
by singleaple 4 years ago
Do you think a name and shame website of school bullies - would be a good idea or not ?Should school bullies be made to pay for what they did later in life or not ?
by ThunderKeys 10 years ago
In this recent Huffington Post article Anthropologist Janice Harper argues that there is lots to learn by exploring the differences between bullying and mobbing. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janice-ha … 73916.html1)Is it ever Ok to bully/Mob a perceived bully?2)Is there any real...
by mamatwolf 11 years ago
As many of us already know since probably the dawn of time, we've had a bully in our lives somewhere @ sometime. So, why is it that we as parents and educators can't seem to stop this huge dilemma that keeps occurring in our schools?I remember while growing up that I was bullied once or twice. My...
by mikielikie 11 years ago
How can I stop bullying in my sons school?my kids are getting bullied in school. My 5 year old is in pre-k and is already getting bullied and my 14 year old has been bullied ever since we moved to this town 4 years ago. I am afraid that if it gets any worse, my son will end up fighting or hurt...
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