Completely agree with this. Schools anti-bullying policies are all for paper (at least at the schools I've been to). They couldn't give a monkeys if it actually helps the kids who are being bullied. I've had problem with many a teacher who just stands there and lets it happen -ignoring it- (and one who even joined in- happy days
) and not only does it totally crush the victim but it makes the kids loose any respect they had for the teacher.
(Original post by Ketchup'n'Mustard)
As much as schools would like us to believe that they act upon their (often bull****) anti-bullying policies, not many teachers are prepared to do anything if they see someone being obviously mistreated/bullied in class. Many teachers will just turn a blind eye to bullying.
In my experience, the teacher just can't be bothered with all the hassle that goes along with confronting a bully. It's easier for them to either ignore it all or tell the victim to 'deal with it.'
EDIT: Sorry- bit of a rant there! To answer the question- schools should be doing much, much more to deal with it but I don't agree with people 'taking it into their own hands' and attacking the bully physically. Unless of course, they attack you and it's in self defense which is another matter entirely.
Last edited by tasha96; 13-04-2012 at 02:41.
Children themselves are spoiled. There's nothing better than a solid boot up the backside to keep them in line. Children have this repulsive attitude that they're owed something, and that they shouldn't be expected to take responsibility for their own actions. Bullying thrives in such an environment.
All I know if that if my children are ever found bullying other kids, they'll regret the day they were born. And if other children are found bullying my kids, I'll be making sure it ends - right then and there.
So, to answer the question - no. I think that violence begets violence. I've been in school. When you're on the receiving end of bullying, it's a lose-lose. You just take it - you're a wimp. You fight back - you're a psychopath. Children need school administrators and parents (on both the receiving and doling-out end of bullying) to be committed to their well-being first and foremost.
Last edited by Tudball; 13-04-2012 at 02:33.