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2012-10-10 08:33:37 AM
The bullying problem will never be completely resolved as long as we keep teaching kids that is is wrong to exercise their right to defend themselves. Probably not as long as we emphasize proportional response either.
 
2012-10-10 08:38:50 AM

grinnel: Because of my size and tactless demeanor, I was always pegged by people


Damn that's horrible. Daily unwanted peggings is worse than getting bullied.
 
2012-10-10 08:41:51 AM

ongbok: grinnel: Because of my size and tactless demeanor, I was always pegged by people

Damn that's horrible. Daily unwanted peggings is worse than getting bullied.


Some people pay good money for that, you know...
 
2012-10-10 08:45:40 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: LMAO. You know me too well.


If you weren't already favorited for being funny and reasonable, I might go for your trolling attempts. May I suggest an alt?
 
2012-10-10 08:56:21 AM

grinnel: What is the more credible news source, Daily Mail or The Onion?


At least The Onion admits they are satire
 
2012-10-10 09:00:17 AM

Babwa Wawa: AverageAmericanGuy: LMAO. You know me too well.

If you weren't already favorited for being funny and reasonable, I might go for your trolling attempts. May I suggest an alt?


And be accused of being a sock puppet? I get enough of that already.
 
2012-10-10 09:01:01 AM
Simple solution:

Let them get away with it once at school, then quietly follow them home then watch them. Find a weakness, something they like, a favorite toy or pet...

Start there... show them they aren't invulnerable, but be careful and don't get caught

Then if it happens again, you follow them again, clock them in the base of the skull when they aren't aware... Drag them to somewhere secluded... Tie 'em down... When they wake up, allude, without admitting, about their missing favorite thing... You warn them one last time about being a bully, that you know where they live, you know how to get to their weakness, and how to get to them, and finally, you tell them, if they f- with you again, you'll cut their d- off, then give them a little cut, very close to it, maybe on the thigh, or pubis...

Instilling fear and terror in those that use fear and terror...

Like batman...

yep... batman
 
2012-10-10 09:04:54 AM

Uncle Tractor: Fark_Guy_Rob: Personally, I think it's good. Kids need to be bullied when they are young.

How else are they going to be good Citizens? Being bullied prepares you for life. You can't stand up for yourself against a cop or the TSA.....you'll end up in jail. No, you bend over and take it like you did in 3rd grade when that big kid beat you for looking at him funny.

I was going to say something along the lines of "stupid or troll," but maybe you're just making a snarky comment on life in the US ...?


I was thinking more 'life in general'; at least in our modern societies. I really do think there are many, many, many parallels between Governments and Bullies - I suppose the US government is worse than most for the simple fact that it's darn-near impossible to get away from it. I live outside of the US - but I still need to fill out a stack of papers each and every year in the hopes that it appeases Uncle Sam so he doesn't (financially) beat the hell out of me.

I have to report how much I have in each and every over-seas bank account. I have to report who i work for and how much I make. I already pay taxes to the government here, but arguably, I use some resources and all that jazz - but even if I haven't set foot on US soil in the last decade - I'd better cross my T's and dot my I's.

I also firmly believe that, often times, the smartest thing you can do is just shut up and deal with it. For example, on the life of my Mother, I *swear* I was given an unjust speeding ticket by a cop in Nebraska while driving from IL to NV. I could have argued with the cop about the injustice (fight back against the bully), or I could have ratted out the cop to the judge (run to the teacher), or I could shut up, take it, pay the fine, and move on (get bullied). I honestly believe the optimal course of action for me in that situation was to bend over and take it. I paid the fee. I could have driven back to NE to appear for my court date or whatever, but just like the teacher in class, the court doesn't give a crap - they just want me to pay and the teacher just wants the brats to shut up.

Life is full of injustice, learning to deal with it seems healthy to me. I'm not saying we should necessarily encourage bullying; but I'm also not truthfully convinced it doesn't serve a purpose.
 
2012-10-10 09:05:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Babwa Wawa: AverageAmericanGuy: LMAO. You know me too well.

If you weren't already favorited for being funny and reasonable, I might go for your trolling attempts. May I suggest an alt?

And be accused of being a sock puppet? I get enough of that already.


Screw em if they can't take a joke.
 
2012-10-10 09:14:15 AM

CeroX: Let them get away with it once at school, then quietly follow them home then watch them. Find a weakness, something they like, a favorite toy or pet...


Leave the animals out of it, they didn't do anything.
 
2012-10-10 09:15:35 AM

lajimi: CeroX: Let them get away with it once at school, then quietly follow them home then watch them. Find a weakness, something they like, a favorite toy or pet...

Leave the animals out of it, they didn't do anything.


there's always casualties in this sort of thing... no they didn't, but you can't let a weakness go unexploited just because it's cute and fluffy...
 
2012-10-10 09:22:01 AM
As a graduate of Brunswick High in MD, I'm getting a serious hillbilly kick out of this story.
 
2012-10-10 09:23:05 AM

doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.


Happened to me. The victim is the punished... always.
 
2012-10-10 09:26:33 AM
Some bullied kids become professional MMA fighters. Like Junior Dos Santos (current UFC heavyweight champion), Georges St. Pierre (current UFC welterweight champion) and Andrei Arlovski (former UFC heavyweight champion, was on an episode of Bully Beatdown where he beat the living snot out of some fat guy).
 
2012-10-10 09:29:12 AM

AbbeySomeone: coco ebert: Earguy: I hate the word "bully". Say it a few times and it even stops sounding like a real word. Bully. Bullying. Bullied. What does it mean?

Let's start using some other terms: torture, intimidation, humiliation, assault.

Seriously, this. Kids chasing other kids to beat them? That was not how bullying worked in my day, and I was bullied. It wasn't nice but it wasn't this ... physical.

Girls bully others but usually don't resort to physical violence. Cruelty, slandering gossip, etc are the preferred tools.
Those boys showing such disregard for witnesses and cameras is indicative of a serious problem.


Actually, interestingly enough, I was never bullied by girls (and I'm a girl). It was always boys. It was a different country, though, so different dynamics? I'm not sure.
 
2012-10-10 09:42:44 AM
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For use on assholes.
 
2012-10-10 09:45:02 AM

Smiledriver: Let your kids know if they're being beaten and humilitated: fight back.


THIS. You have to go straight in, first time and not let them think that you're an easy target. On my first day at secondary school the school bully decided that I was a target. It was an inner city school and I'd come from a private prep school and wasn't big for my age. While queueing for our last lesson on my first day he pushed in in front of me, turned around and told me he'd see me after school if I had a problem with it. I was scared shiatless of him, he was bigger than me, had a crazy haircut, earrings and rings, all the preserve of adults as far as my naive little self was concerned. I considered running away but that was only short-term so I decided to go along and see what happened. What happened was he was completely stunned that I turned up rather than ran away. He was obviously not up for a fight and just started pushing me around. After a few pushes I gave him two good punches and that was it, all over.

I don't want my boy to turn in to a twat who goes around clobbering other kids, but I will tell him that if he's being bullied he needs to fight back immediately and that I'll support him in doing that. Fark the bullies.
 
2012-10-10 09:55:44 AM
Ah, bullies. Thanks to them I discovered violence IS sometimes the answer

/bullied from the day I entered Kindergarten until I beat up half my 6th grade classmates... at once

//only needed to beat the crap out of a couple more people after that before my rep proceeded me. Still ostracized, but at least I was left alone

///Everyone has a snapping point. Turns out my snapping point is 'actual physical violence directed at me' and/or 'harming something smaller/weaker than you in front of me'

////the repercussions were 100% worth it
 
2012-10-10 10:01:50 AM

The Envoy: Smiledriver:
I don't want my boy to turn in to a twat who goes around clobbering other kids, but I will tell him that if he's being bullied he needs to fight back immediately and that I'll support him in doing that. Fark the bullies.


Yep. I was bullied as a kid and my father called a conference with my teacher and she told him they have a 'Walk away' policy and don't do anything to antagonize the bully

My father said 'Well, the next time that happens, he has my permission to deck the little shiat'
 
2012-10-10 10:03:21 AM

nymersic: Nobody has commented yet that the kid's name is Preston Deener? Poor kid was destined for bullying from day one.


This.

Nice job, Preston's parents.
 
2012-10-10 10:10:51 AM
Most people are the bully and bullied.
 
2012-10-10 10:12:48 AM
I was verbally bullied during a short stint in junior high. One day I saw the assholes coming and smacked one of the motherfarkers across the face/nose with an empty folder I had in my hand, mid-insult. It was enough to hurt and/or startle him but not enough to cause any damage. Like getting biatch-slapped - it's kind of hard to come back from that without swinging. That shiat stopped soon after as the shiat-talk became less and from a distance.
 
2012-10-10 10:18:54 AM
Of course the bullies had no problem bullying him on camera. We live in a time when nothing is too shameful to be kept off of TV. Look at the Tea Party, for god's sake. Loud, boorish ignoramuses with unhinged anger are totally fine letting it all hang out with cameras rolling. They're proud of it. They think it's a badge of honor because they are stupid and have also been told that being stupid is somehow honorable.
 
2012-10-10 10:30:23 AM

coco ebert: Earguy: I hate the word "bully". Say it a few times and it even stops sounding like a real word. Bully. Bullying. Bullied. What does it mean?

Let's start using some other terms: torture, intimidation, humiliation, assault.

Seriously, this. Kids chasing other kids to beat them? That was not how bullying worked in my day, and I was bullied. It wasn't nice but it wasn't this ... physical.


That's what happened to me in the 70s.

Mitrovarr: Sounds like the easiest three assault and battery convictions in the world. So what if they're kids? Charge them as juveniles. Throw them in juvy for a while. Make an example. In all honesty, if they assaulted someone in front of an adult with a video camera, they need a serious wake-up call right now anyway - that might do the job where other things have failed.


I do agree they need a trip to juvie but I doubt it's going to get through to them. They've gotten away with it for so long that it's just going to teach them to be more careful.

On the other hand the openness with which they are acting clearly shows the school doesn't try to stop it. I predict a lawsuit.

Wayne 985: doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.

Yeah, this crap happens a lot. Happened to a friend of mine back in junior high more than a decade ago and it's still happening.

Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."


You're part of the problem, not part of the solution. Hitting back is self defense and thus legal. The problem is the administrators don't want to be held accountable for figuring out who started it. (Understandably, the bullies are very good at blaming the other guy for starting it.)

farkingismybusiness: AverageAmericanGuy: doglover: But you can always take a side and you should always side AGAINST bullies.

You probably wouldn't be surprised to hear that teachers will oftentimes not only take the side of the bullies, but will also single out the bullied kid in class, increasing the torment for him.

Just look at Ender Wiggin.


Ender's Game/Speaker for the Dead/Xenocide and a bunch of others that I haven't read.

namegoeshere: Mock26: Dear Bullies,

Columbine.


Regards,
Bullied Kids.

Please report to yesterday's "Columbine shooters were the bullies, not the bullied" thread. Read the linked book. Those two used to do shiat like follow mentally disabled students around bouncing basketballs off the back of their heads until they cried.


The states aren't exclusive. Sometimes the victims of bullying turn to bullying others.
 
2012-10-10 10:36:45 AM
The incident that stands out the most was Freshman year when some older burn-out girls kept picking on me. One day they pushed me. I got so angry that I went to punch the girl in the face. My finger got caught in her mouth so it didn't really hurt her - just awkward as heck. But it as enough to get those girls to leave me alone. By 10th/11th grade I'd made friends with older kids so bullying was all comments/non-physical bullying from the popular kids. Then I joined the military in 11th grade & went to basic training over the summer. Nobody messed with me my Senior year! Though some of the popular girls were still slightly jerky...but seeing as how after high school several of the popular guys wanted to date me...maybe those girls were jealous?

My anti-bullying strategies:
- Sometimes you gotta fight back.
- Make older/bigger friends
- Build confidence (Martial Arts, Military, etc)
- Success is the best revenge
 
2012-10-10 10:38:08 AM
Attack: A local news crew caught Preston Deener (wearing white) being punches...

Well, there you go. If the little pussy would stop being punches the kids might not pick on him.
 
2012-10-10 10:46:50 AM
The key to defeating a bully is simple: moan in orgasmic ecstacy after the first punch and beg for more.

Also always make sure that they know they are "your bully".
Ask them with puppy-dog eyes when can they come around and touch-hate you.

For some reason they get weirded out by this.
 
2012-10-10 10:49:44 AM

trappedspirit: Attack: A local news crew caught Preston Deener (wearing white) being punches...

Well, there you go. If the little pussy would stop being punches the kids might not pick on him.


Bullies can't resist the mix of ice cream, ginger ale and orange juice, or a good wassail bowl.
 
2012-10-10 10:56:20 AM

KawaiiNot: The incident that stands out the most was Freshman year when some older burn-out girls kept picking on me. One day they pushed me. I got so angry that I went to punch the girl in the face. My finger got caught in her mouth so it didn't really hurt her - just awkward as heck.



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Go on...
 
2012-10-10 10:57:09 AM

KawaiiNot: - Success is the best revenge



Oh but isn't it, though. I was viciously picked on by one of the football players, who was as dumb as an ox.

The coach actually encouraged him to pick on people, but would be the first to scream if anybody fought back

Flash forward 20+ years later, and I have a successful job and last I heard, he couldn't even hold a job as a janitor and moved back in with his dad
 
2012-10-10 10:59:19 AM

Securitywyrm: The "Two students fighting are punished equally" bullshiat was present when I was in high school. It set up an easy system for bullies to abuse, as anyone who was concerned about keeping a clean record wouldn't report it. Seriously, I got detention for reporting that someone punched me. The other student was also given detention. We were then released at the same time from detention to an empty school with no witnesses, he kicked my ass. I didn't report it, because then I'd have been suspended.

fark this system.


Been there, done that.

Next time it happened though, I learned a valuable lesson that has stayed with me throughout my life. When you have to fight, fight dirty, fight to kill, don't think of anything else until the fight is over.

Had one kid in high school. He was trouble in grade school, but his parents decided that it'd be brilliant to have him train in boxing. He was an absolute terror to anyone he could muscle around. As expected, he quickly had a small following of like minded douches. Didn't phase me since I was an upperclassman. One day he decided that I'd be a fun target and just walked up and sucker punched me in the cafeteria. I couldn't do a damn thing without getting caught. Spotted him between classes, walked up behind him and rammed his head into the door jam as we were walking by a classroom. No teacher in the room, lots of chaos as students were trying to get to their classes. Repeated smacking his noggin against the door jam until I though the message had been sent, and then I just walked off.

About a week later, he tried it again after school while I was sitting in the parking lot waiting for my ride home. Again, sucker punch from behind. This time, nobody was around but two of his friends. Grabbed him and slammed. His head into the concrete block I was sitting on. Got about four good smacks on him before his friends got involved. First one got grabbed in the groin, then smacked his head against the concrete block too. Did it twice before the third one got close. At this point the third guy saw the blood and lost his nerve. Fine. He watched as I smacked his buddy into the concrete one or two more times for good measure.

Then I simply walked away to the front of the school. I fully expected to get in major trouble for this. I seriously just lost it. Guess what? Nothing happened to me... the douches didn't want to admit what happened, and they "got jumped". I got lucky.

Goes against everything I was taught by my parents, but here's the deal. The bullies don't follow the rules. They know them, but only to use them against you. The "system" is not there to help you, it's there to keep you in line. The teachers (usually) are not your friends, they're there to do their job and far too many want to do the bare minimum or worse, they're hamstrung by the same system you're struggling against.

Once I learned that lesson, I had fewer problems. Sure, I got into a few fights in grade school and high school, but few of them ever got reported (definitely not by me), and none of them were ever started by me.

It's rather interesting when bullies have a target who doesn't mind fighting back. More so when their intended target is willing to fight dirtier than they will.

/very not CSB and I am still shamed of my actions that day
//would not hesitate to do it again if put in the situation
 
2012-10-10 11:01:26 AM

HST's Dead Carcass: I always hit back, every single time. I made sure anyone attempting to bully me knew it meant pain would come their way. If it becomes painful enough, they stopped. Many times they'd tell me me they'd get me next time, so next time they saw me, I'd initiate the physical contact and let them know I saw them first.

Yes I did get into a lot of fights as a kid, and yes I knew how to fight, but I was getting beat at home, I damn sure wasn't gonna take it from some punk kid when I could take a punch from a full grown man. By the time I hit high school, I was pretty unhinged when people tried to bully me. A few tried it early on, I knocked one out with one punch in front of everyone in the smoking area. Another told me to meet him after school to fight and I told him "what's wrong with right farking now?" and began wailing on him, he ran off in front of everyone. He tried to catch me after school and before he could even start his shiat talking, I began wailing on him, once again, he ran. Yes, I did get my ass kicked a few times, but I went right back after those guys to let them know I am not a target, and though I may get my ass kicked today, one of these tiems I am going to get a lucky shot in and they are gonna come out the worse for wear.

Truth is: Start wailing on them before they can get the words out of their mouths and they don't get the psychological edge on you, they just get punched in the face.


*whaling
 
2012-10-10 11:23:35 AM
I got bullied through most of my school years, though no one would ever try to touch me because I was bigger and stronger than all of the girls (layer of fat on top of thick muscles, bless my family genetics and love of the outdoors for making me a beast. Used to love the horrified looks I'd get in gym class when we started weight training and I was moving more weight than a lot of the boys.) In high school I earned a reputation as the gentle freak, all bark when provoked but no bite despite the spiked collar and jack boots and mohawk... so when the one girl in the bathroom did made a nasty comment about my boyfriend and I put down my cigarette and knocked her in her ugly face, absolutely no one would believe I did it. And she was the one who got into trouble for 'trying to get (me) in trouble'. Sweet, sweet karma.

Then in senior year I suddenly became popular. Made the yearbook for "Most Original" and a few people even signed my yearbook with "Sorry I gave you so much shiat over the years, you're pretty cool." Kinda restored my faith in teens.

But anyone ever bullies my kid and my little twerp better punch them in their sissy mouths.
 
2012-10-10 11:25:46 AM

grinnel: What is the more credible news source, Daily Mail or The Onion?


The Onion. Problem is, they usually have to wait about 3 years to be vindicated.
 
2012-10-10 11:29:12 AM
Ok, after reading this thread... I'm now starting to think that many people who blast others on the internet do so because they were bullied in school where if they said something like they do on the internet they would get their ass kicked, but thanks to internet anonymity they can safely berate and bully others to fill that hole in their sole that they've carried for years...
 
2012-10-10 11:36:47 AM
My daughter was bullied by another girl in grade school. Every time I tried to tell the school, they never saw it actually happen. But I did see bruises on my daughter where this other girl kicked her. So, I told my daughter she had the right to defend herself. When the principal called me into the office, after my daughter had struck back, I calmly told him, that if the school did not defend her, she had to defend herself. They were small little kids so there was no danger, but still, I wonder where that little psycho biatch is today. She got kicked out or moved away.
 
2012-10-10 11:39:15 AM

farkingismybusiness: Wayne 985: doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.

Yeah, this crap happens a lot. Happened to a friend of mine back in junior high more than a decade ago and it's still happening.

Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."

I usually fought my fights outside of school. It was hilarious going to the administrators office the next day with a bruised swollen hand and a black eye and denying absolutely everything.

"Now we know you were in a fight. We have several sources."
"I have no idea what you're talking about."
"We've heard there is a video tape of the fight."
"I have no idea what you're talking about."
"Well I guess you're just like your brothers. Go back to class."

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Same here. Although I didn't start out as a fighter, and got bullied pretty badly (Got pantsed a few times, punched in the gut, chewing gum stuck in my books, Lunch money shakedowns, et cetera). When I told my dad about it he asked who the bullies were. When I told him it was a couple of kids in our neighborhood he wanted to know if they bullied me outside of school. I said yes, of course they did. His response was to spend the next weeks teaching me the basics of JKD when I got home from school. He told me that the only way to break the bulling was to stand up for myself and that if the junior hooligans tried to attack me again I should defend myself, but to be careful not to hurt them too badly. And he said if it ever got back to him that I was starting fights then I would be in MAJOR trouble (yes, he did use a belt on occasion when I really deserved it).

Needless to say I was eventually cornered by the bullies after school, and I wound up beating the leader and his minions pretty badly. I took a couple of good hits myself, so my dad knew what had happened when I got home. His response was "Did you defend yourself? will they be picking on you again?" I told him yes, I had defended myself and had beaten them badly enough that they probably wouldn't risk another incident.

Turned out I was right. The bullies not only left me alone, they stopped bullying the other kids (at least when I was around). I never had trouble at school again.

Just remember the Rudyard Kipling poem "Dane-Geld". The same principles apply to bullies:

Dane-Geld

It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
And then you'll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: --

"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it is lost!"

/CSB done.
 
2012-10-10 11:46:32 AM
Just timely reporting is all.

/right on top of that story
 
2012-10-10 11:49:19 AM
They really should ban bullying.
 
2012-10-10 11:51:09 AM
CSB time.

My son was harassed by a kid in middle school that told him (every day) at lunch that he was going to beat him up after school. I tried to tell my son that since the kid never followed through with the threat that he should just ignore the kid, or laugh it off. Didn't work, neither did telling a teacher about the incident, and my son started dreading going to school and started hiding during lunch so the kid couldn't find him. I stepped in. I had a meeting with the principal, and told her she had three days (it was a Wednesday) to stop the situation (not talk with the kid, or his parents, but fully stop the situation). If, come Monday, the kid in question so much as approached my son, I had given my son permission to beat the living shiat out of the kid (my words exactly), and keep beating him until physically restrained by somebody. The principle was shocked beyond words, and haltingly told me that my son wold be suspended if he did that. I informed her that I would take vacation from work for that same amount of time and go to Disneyland as a reward for my son's bravery in stopping a situation that the school administration apparently had no ability to stop on their own.

My son never saw the kid again.
 
2012-10-10 11:57:35 AM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: CSB time.

My son was harassed by a kid in middle school that told him (every day) at lunch that he was going to beat him up after school. I tried to tell my son that since the kid never followed through with the threat that he should just ignore the kid, or laugh it off. Didn't work, neither did telling a teacher about the incident, and my son started dreading going to school and started hiding during lunch so the kid couldn't find him. I stepped in. I had a meeting with the principal, and told her she had three days (it was a Wednesday) to stop the situation (not talk with the kid, or his parents, but fully stop the situation). If, come Monday, the kid in question so much as approached my son, I had given my son permission to beat the living shiat out of the kid (my words exactly), and keep beating him until physically restrained by somebody. The principle was shocked beyond words, and haltingly told me that my son wold be suspended if he did that. I informed her that I would take vacation from work for that same amount of time and go to Disneyland as a reward for my son's bravery in stopping a situation that the school administration apparently had no ability to stop on their own.

My son never saw the kid again.


SSB (Similar story bro)
 
2012-10-10 12:29:22 PM

Aulus: Interesting this should come out now.

Last week, my 13 year old granddaughter was being verbally harassed at her middle school by some boys who have been pulling this shiat since 6th grade. She got pissed off and punched one of them out. for that, she got sent home for the rest of the day. When her step-father went down to the school to pick her up and inquire about the incident, he asked what happened to the boys. They refused to tell him any more than that they "had consequences."

WTF?

Today, I learned the boy was joking about it in front of my granddaughter and she replied, "Yeah, it's pretty funny you got punched out by a girl."

I've got a feeling things are going to get interesting, especially since her mother, my daughter, is going down there for parent/teacher conferences tomorrow with fire in her eye. She's 6'1" and doesn't suffer fools.


Your grand daughter is awesome for standing her ground! No snark intended, I'm a parent of three children. Two girls and a boy.
 
2012-10-10 12:59:01 PM

ADHD Librarian: AlwaysRightBoy: AbbeySomeone: AlwaysRightBoy: Earguy: I hate the word "bully". Say it a few times and it even stops sounding like a real word. Bully. Bullying. Bullied. What does it mean?

Let's start using some other terms: torture, intimidation, humiliation, assault.

But they're just kids being kids!!!!

/likes your terms better

Some adults still behave this way. It is a personality defect.

I have a 42-year-old guy at work who's one of the biggest bullys I know.

/I keep telling him he needs therapy

purely psychosomatic

/Lie down on the couch!
//What does that mean?


You're a nut, you're crazy in the coconut!
 
2012-10-10 01:02:43 PM

SnarfVader: This is a problem with the snowflake generation. Kids don't even care if there's a camera around. I think they prefer it. Perhaps a public swift kick to the nuts are what a lot of these kid terrors need, but I'm sure they would just love the attention that would create.

/In before the rain.


It's less 'snowflake generation' and more 'adults who can't figure out that little Timmy on the football squad is not their reincarnated soul who will go on to win all the fame and fortune they couldn't'.

/I am so glad for my high school right about now
//Everyone's life sucked, and the teachers pay attention, so bullying was a minimum
///And no goddamn sports.
 
2012-10-10 01:10:25 PM
I was bullied throughout grade school and into middle school. I was also a socially inept, smart, but goofy and sarcastic sombiatch, so upon reflection I asked for it quite often as well. I eventually had a major mental breakdown after constant bullying in PE (itself simply a more organized bullying at our middle school.) Sent a classmate at the wrong place with the wrong straw at the wrong time to the hospital with a cracked skull.

From then on, I was left alone... along with a months' suspension and loss of after-school activity participation. Lucky I didn't get expelled, but in the words of the principal "they'd been expecting this for some time." We should have sued, but nobody did that back then.

In hindsight it was worth it, but I never got to date in high school. The girls talk, you know?
 
2012-10-10 01:58:44 PM

Wayne 985: doglover: Suspended for three days for fighting back?

That's the saddest thing I ever heard.

Yeah, this crap happens a lot. Happened to a friend of mine back in junior high more than a decade ago and it's still happening.

Punched in the face and you hit back? That's a suspension, if you're lucky. Administrators "can't pick sides."


They started doing that shiat around here in the early 90s when I was in high school. It came under fire when one kid walked up to another kid and punched him out. Both got suspended and the one kid never even threw a punch or knew what hit him.
 
2012-10-10 02:04:48 PM

KrispyKritter: the Daily Fail is trolling you good folks. the kid is wearing his hair like a five year old dressed in a sailor suit by his doting momma. a nun could take one glance and would want to kick the crap out of this twink.


After looking at your profile it seems like your a bullied adult that's lashing out at an easy target. Relevant to your situation.
 
2012-10-10 02:09:36 PM

namegoeshere: Mock26: Dear Bullies,

Columbine.


Regards,
Bullied Kids.

Please report to yesterday's "Columbine shooters were the bullies, not the bullied" thread. Read the linked book. Those two used to do shiat like follow mentally disabled students around bouncing basketballs off the back of their heads until they cried.


And why do you think they bullied other kids? Because they themselves were bullied.
 
2012-10-10 02:10:02 PM
I knew a guy who enjoyed getting beat, well, some of it was his fault. He was a poor kid, and at the time he wore these shirts with the giant collars that he got at thrift stores. So we'd make fun of him for it, but nothing too bad. Then he would constantly get in your face and act like an idiot, calling you names or whatever, like he would try to bully you. My preferred method of attack was a punch in the leg, usually one time would send him to his knees. After a while, he started to enjoy the pain and would keep doing it, as if it was an addiction, or just a way to make him feel accepted. Either way, we all had fun. If we fought in school, we'd go to the office and would have to shake hands then be on our way. If it was really bad, we'd get a paddling.
 
2012-10-10 02:13:31 PM
Dang, I wish I'd thought of fighting back in Jr High. I was punched constantly during band when the director turned his back by the players next to me. Got a huge patch of bruises on both sides.

What actually happened: someone finally noticed the bruises on my arm and told someone. I got summoned to the principal and told to explain my injuries. I explained the situation, which I had before but NOBODY farkING LISTENED, and the bullies got in trouble since I had proof. Didn't get punched after that -- well, not by them any way, and no longer repeatedly for an hour a day.

What should have happened: right as the bruises reached "critical mass", I should have smashed their faces with their own instruments, then dared the principal to do anything to me. With the amount of injury, I probably could have sued the school for a nice hefty college nest egg if they tried. As well as taking out the teeth of the assholes who did that.

Just would have been more satisfying on many levels for option 2.
 
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