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Do you think the word bully gets thrown around too much?

Seems like you can't have a discussion, or your kids can't have a dissagreement with another kid at school without one of them being named a bully. Seems like it does a dis service to identifying the real thing.

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Asked by Musicmom80 at 7:38 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • I agree with you. When you don't make a distinction between light teasing or being overly insistent about getting your way and actually terrorizing others, you do everyone a disservice.

    Answer by SWasson at 7:47 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Okaaaaay.....would you like to answer? Or just attempt to taunt?

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 7:47 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • yes, and I agree that it makes it less likely that actual bullying situations will be addressed

    Answer by Suzy_Sunshine at 8:00 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • there is a difference between being teased a few times and being bullied

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 8:52 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Bully might be considered overused, but usually if someone is labeled a bully they have a history of bullying, not just innocent teasing. Bullying causes real physical or emotional harm to someone.

    Answer by maggiebgood at 10:07 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • I agree with your definition of bullying. I just notice how so many just throw the word around. If you want to diagree with someone, or don't get along with someone doesn't make you a bully. I notice when kids pick on each other in school, they get labeled as bullies. Seems like labeling someone, is bullying.

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 10:23 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

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    Answer by CafeMom Admin at 9:02 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Byllying is a serious issue with kids now a days, they are killing themselves over getting bullied. So I think its about time the situation is addressed!!!!!

    Answer by Momabear455 at 7:04 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

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