Whatever happened to good old fashioned bullying, the type that happened when I was in school(I am 39 now, so I graduated 22 years ago. Now you hear about all of these cyber-bullying, and people that are so bullied that they kill themselves.
Kids are mean, they always are. But when I was in school, bullying consisted of being pushed in the hallways, being called names, not being picked to be on teams, etc. I know that there was some more serious bullying that happened on occasion-we had a kid who was small for his age in our class and the football guys would stick him in garbage cans upside down or throw him up on the roof of the school(that was pretty dangerous), but for the most part it was just harmless stuff that could affect your self-esteem a little bit, but that was it.
Not sure there is even really a questions here, but what happened to that type of bullying? It was hard to deal with, yeah, but it was not so bad that anybody(that I know of) killed themselves over it. My son is 14 and so far he has not paid attention much to peer pressure, etc, but it worries me that he could be bullied when he gets older as he is "different" (he has ASD, legally blind, small for his age, immature - to name a few.)
Don't get me wrong, I don't think ANY type of bullying is acceptable. What I am trying to say is WHY has everything gotten so bad with people hating each other and being so mean and violent. WHY do parents NOT teach their child the correct way to act towards others? The school here does not allow any bullying on school grounds or on the school buses, which I am all for. There are some places that don't.
Answer by soyousay at 7:19 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by twinsplus2more at 6:44 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by older at 6:45 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
No bullying is good now or then. Technology has made it easier to bully out of site of authoritative figures. My daughter was severely bullied in kindergarten that she was in therapy for 2 years. It is starting younger and it doesn't end after graduating either. Hell people get bullied on this site everyday.
Answer by luvmygrlz at 6:47 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by Syphon at 6:54 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by dubewife at 7:04 PM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by Anouck at 7:04 PM on Mar. 8, 2011