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2013-02-15 11:07:35 AM  
As a father of grade schoolers, although we have avoided any bullying this far, it is a concern.

I think if my kid was beat up or continually picked on, my first stop would be the principal next would be the police. Next I would find out who the parents are (including following the bully home I needed). I would confront, threaten if needed, the ass-bags and tell them if anything happens, I will be back. If it continues I would be back at the kids house to follow through on my threat. Additionally, I would make a poster of the kid and publicly sham him/her. If the school or parents had an issue with the shaming I would confront them (on camera) asking why they are so worried about protecting a bully, but not the victims of such bullying.

I wasn't picked on, so I don't expect my kids to be picked on... kids seem to walk the same line the parents walked.
 
2013-02-15 11:08:46 AM  

WhyKnot: As a father of grade schoolers, although we have avoided any bullying this far, it is a concern.

I think if my kid was beat up or continually picked on, my first stop would be the principal next would be the police. Next I would find out who the parents are (including following the bully home I needed). I would confront, threaten if needed, the ass-bags and tell them if anything happens, I will be back. If it continues I would be back at the kids house to follow through on my threat. Additionally, I would make a poster of the kid and publicly sham him/her. If the school or parents had an issue with the shaming I would confront them (on camera) asking why they are so worried about protecting a bully, but not the victims of such bullying.

I wasn't picked on, so I don't expect my kids to be picked on... kids seem to walk the same line the parents walked.


You are terrifying and sound insane.
 
2013-02-15 11:09:43 AM  
Bigger kids tried to pick on me in school. I just stared at them and told them to go for it or shut up and walk away.
No one ever even took a swing. I don't think I scared them off, but I'm glad providing them the greenlight seemed to take the fun out of it.
 
2013-02-15 11:11:09 AM  
I think it's exemplary that this kid refused to stoop to violence.

It took me along time to figure that out but now I walk the path of righteousness, you know, like Kung Fu except without all the messy auto-erotic asphyxiation part because that's just passive aggressive towards maids and cleaning staff.
 
2013-02-15 11:11:31 AM  
If that kid would've fought back, all the other boys would've ganged up on him.  Better to take a beating from one kid than five I guess.

Also didn't go to a school where bullying or fights happened often.  Maybe half a dozen fights in my four years of HS, all fair one on one contests where both people were into it.  2000 kids in the school too.  But it was all-white and upper middle class, so that helps.

/Love these threads for the revenge fantasies posted as real events
 
2013-02-15 11:13:58 AM  

Knucklepopper: WhyKnot: As a father of grade schoolers, although we have avoided any bullying this far, it is a concern.

I think if my kid was beat up or continually picked on, my first stop would be the principal next would be the police. Next I would find out who the parents are (including following the bully home I needed). I would confront, threaten if needed, the ass-bags and tell them if anything happens, I will be back. If it continues I would be back at the kids house to follow through on my threat. Additionally, I would make a poster of the kid and publicly sham him/her. If the school or parents had an issue with the shaming I would confront them (on camera) asking why they are so worried about protecting a bully, but not the victims of such bullying.

I wasn't picked on, so I don't expect my kids to be picked on... kids seem to walk the same line the parents walked.

You are terrifying and sound insane.


This.
 
2013-02-15 11:18:27 AM  
I talked it out once.   I grabbed the guy when he wasn't expecting it and quietly said some words.  The next day he wanted to be my friend :-D

The words were really advice.  Stop, or else.  The "or else" wasn't "I'm going to tell on you".

You say the right thing looking the guy straight in the eyes and sometimes, they will back down.  Some other guys chased him around trying to beat him up, but apparently he was quick.  I think I subconsciously told him, "I'm not going to chase you, I'm going to wait"


However... Some people are psychopaths.  You can see it in their eyes.  School is prison. Just do your best to stay alive.  If someone shoulders you in the hall, you better have the balls to keep walking because that person is trying to pick a fight.   It's really the only time in your life when criminals and honest people are forced together.
 
2013-02-15 11:21:29 AM  

Quigs: Knucklepopper: WhyKnot: As a father of grade schoolers, although we have avoided any bullying this far, it is a concern.

I think if my kid was beat up or continually picked on, my first stop would be the principal next would be the police. Next I would find out who the parents are (including following the bully home I needed). I would confront, threaten if needed, the ass-bags and tell them if anything happens, I will be back. If it continues I would be back at the kids house to follow through on my threat. Additionally, I would make a poster of the kid and publicly sham him/her. If the school or parents had an issue with the shaming I would confront them (on camera) asking why they are so worried about protecting a bully, but not the victims of such bullying.

I wasn't picked on, so I don't expect my kids to be picked on... kids seem to walk the same line the parents walked.

You are terrifying and sound insane.

This.


Good.  More chickenshiats need to be terrified that their actions will get their asses beaten.
 
2013-02-15 11:21:37 AM  
Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.
 
2013-02-15 11:23:51 AM  

Mr.BobDobalita: Not to be mr tough guy... but that kid doing the beating will continue to do the same thing only as he grows into a man will actually be capable of REAL damage...     I vote for a bullet to the head to save everyone abuse and time and money.


Maybe, maybe not.  At some point he might to pick on the wrong kid and get a farkme-no-farkyou ass kicking.  Lots of bullies learn to be civil that way.
 
2013-02-15 11:24:06 AM  

dj_bigbird: Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.


Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.
 
2013-02-15 11:25:41 AM  
Here's how it's done.

http://www.break.com/lockout/kid-teaches-shirtless-bully-a-lesson-23 10 991

Good old fashion kick in the face.
 
2013-02-15 11:26:07 AM  

Snarfangel: Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.


Exactly, that's why you see so many egalitarian societies in our earliest histories.
 
2013-02-15 11:26:56 AM  

A Shambling Mound: Speaking strictly from my own experiences in middle and high school, the only thing that prevented further harassment from the fighting types was a concerted effort on my part to hurt them badly enough the first time that consideration was required before engaging in additional physical violence.  Not sayin' I didn't get my ass kicked, because I did. Just sayin' I usually only got my ass kicked once.

No intervention required on the part of parents, school administration or the police.


So like, prison?
 
2013-02-15 11:28:01 AM  

Electromax: Quigs: Ever notice in these Fark threads, you never find a story where someone got their ass beat and that was the end of it? There's always some made-up revenge story where they came out on top.

It's probably safe to assume everyone else on fark just got beat up regularly and that's the end of the story.

/I went to a elementary school in a low-income area with abut 60% minority population and I struggle to recall any incidents of "bullying" like i see in TV and PSAs... fights but not usually bullying. I remember generally getting along with people. Maybe we were too young at that point.
//They did call the cops one time when a homeless dude stuck his dick through the chainlink fence on the playground. that's all I got.


It was a rough time for me too. Sorry about that.
 
2013-02-15 11:29:37 AM  

waterrockets: ChopperCharles: Seriously. I got my ass kicked all the time. I was teased and harassed for being a fat kid, smart, and nerdy. (Yes, the anime and video games might have helped). I couldn't fight back because the other kids were fit and much faster. They'd punch me and run off, and then laugh when I'd give chase.

Got fed up. Put cayenne pepper in a little container, got off the bus first, turned around and threw the pepper in the face of my long-time assailant, and then beat his ass while he was stuck in the doorway. First time I ever won a fight. It was also, coincidentally, the last time I ever *had* to fight. The assholes left me alone after that. I couldn't best them with physical prowess, so I had to even the odds and fight dirty.

Of course, this was 1993. It was a different time.

Charles.

Yeah, I was getting the crap beat out of me by a kid daily too. My uncle told me to walk around with my Algebra book all day, and the first time I saw him, just whack him in the face with it as hard as I could. That one hit farked him up because he was looking into his locker when it came. Never a problem after that.

These days I'd be in jail, I guess.


see? the teacher was right... Algebra is useful in real life.
 
2013-02-15 11:30:34 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Quigs: Knucklepopper: WhyKnot: As a father of grade schoolers, although we have avoided any bullying this far, it is a concern.

I think if my kid was beat up or continually picked on, my first stop would be the principal next would be the police. Next I would find out who the parents are (including following the bully home I needed). I would confront, threaten if needed, the ass-bags and tell them if anything happens, I will be back. If it continues I would be back at the kids house to follow through on my threat. Additionally, I would make a poster of the kid and publicly sham him/her. If the school or parents had an issue with the shaming I would confront them (on camera) asking why they are so worried about protecting a bully, but not the victims of such bullying.

I wasn't picked on, so I don't expect my kids to be picked on... kids seem to walk the same line the parents walked.

You are terrifying and sound insane.

This.

Good.  More chickenshiats need to be terrified that their actions will get their asses beaten.


Ummm...I wouldn't threatened the bully (okay maybe I would), I would threatened the bully's parents...including mom....just putting it out there that juvenile bullies are bullies because they aren't challenged on being a bully by adults.

Oh, I would also sue the hell out of the school, the principal individually, and the bully's family.

Again, my kids aren't being bullied (nor are they bullies), so this is all ITG stuff at this point, but I know I wouldn't just take it or just sit back and let the school resolve the situation.

I did have a very unfortunately interaction with a dog owner after her dog attacked mine while I was walking him. After a few well placed kicks that dog ran home with his tail between his legs. I will defend what is mine. :-)
 
2013-02-15 11:31:51 AM  

jylcat: A Shambling Mound: Speaking strictly from my own experiences in middle and high school, the only thing that prevented further harassment from the fighting types was a concerted effort on my part to hurt them badly enough the first time that consideration was required before engaging in additional physical violence.  Not sayin' I didn't get my ass kicked, because I did. Just sayin' I usually only got my ass kicked once.

No intervention required on the part of parents, school administration or the police.

So like, prison?


Hadn't thought about it that way. Can't say I've spent a lot of time in prison.

But yeah, sure.
 
2013-02-15 11:33:12 AM  

brap: I think it's exemplary that this kid refused to stoop to violence.

It took me along time to figure that out but now I walk the path of righteousness, you know, like Kung Fu except without all the messy auto-erotic asphyxiation part because that's just passive aggressive towards maids and cleaning staff.


damn, you must have been watching different episodes of Kung Fu than me... O.o
 
2013-02-15 11:33:32 AM  

tkirby: Here's how it's done.

http://www.break.com/lockout/kid-teaches-shirtless-bully-a-lesson-23 10 991

Good old fashion kick in the face.



*CRRRRRACK!     Love it.....
 
2013-02-15 11:34:34 AM  
What did the victim's dad have to say about all this?  Oh, wait...
 
2013-02-15 11:35:13 AM  

Cold_Sassy: blueknight: you MUST teach your kids to fight back!  if you dont stand up for yourself, its going to happen again and again

Really, why would ANY parent tell their kid it is O.K. to just stand there and take a beating?  That's stupid.  If he'd stood up for himself I'd say he'd have been a pretty fair match for the punk that started it.


Exactly.  I've told my son from day one that he has the right to defend himself and that he should always fight back.  I told him that he may get suspended from school, and that's okay, but he won't get in trouble at home unless he started it.
 
2013-02-15 11:35:31 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: brap: I think it's exemplary that this kid refused to stoop to violence.

It took me along time to figure that out but now I walk the path of righteousness, you know, like Kung Fu except without all the messy auto-erotic asphyxiation part because that's just passive aggressive towards maids and cleaning staff.

damn, you must have been watching different episodes of Kung Fu than me... O.o


Haven't you seen the director's cut?
 
2013-02-15 11:41:01 AM  

Snarfangel: HindiDiscoMonster: brap: I think it's exemplary that this kid refused to stoop to violence.

It took me along time to figure that out but now I walk the path of righteousness, you know, like Kung Fu except without all the messy auto-erotic asphyxiation part because that's just passive aggressive towards maids and cleaning staff.

damn, you must have been watching different episodes of Kung Fu than me... O.o

Haven't you seen the director's cut?


i guess not... sounds very different than what was on TV though... :)
 
2013-02-15 11:46:11 AM  
CSB Time:

in HS a kid tried to knock my books out of my hand (shouldering i think someone called it), but what he didn't realize is that i saw him coming and tightened my grip so his books went flying. Apparently, he did not appreciate my ingenuity, and pursued me to the stairs (where i was headed to go to my next period downstairs). I stopped at the top of the stairs, turned my head slightly so i could see him coming, and just a split second before he reached me (punch in motion), i stepped to the side and helped him down the stairs. never bothered me after that (i wonder why).

End CSB Time

/not an ITG, but always defended those weaker in school
 
2013-02-15 11:47:09 AM  

Snarfangel: dj_bigbird: Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.

Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.


Or, what about the smart geek who lays an ambush?
 
2013-02-15 11:57:25 AM  

Cold_Sassy: Snarfangel: dj_bigbird: Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.

Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.

Or, what about the smart geek who lays an ambush?


Or, the passive-aggressive who keys your car in the parking lot?
 
2013-02-15 11:58:06 AM  

tkirby: Here's how it's done.

http://www.break.com/lockout/kid-teaches-shirtless-bully-a-lesson-23 10 991

Good old fashion kick in the face.


I love that the bully's girlfriend is there to comfort him after things went so horribly wrong.

Hell, I went to a solid, all male private school. When the geeks and smart guys got bullied, we got creative. I helped a friend of mine build what amounted to a stun gun from batteries and capacitors, one guy carried a decent set of homemade nunchaku (and practiced until he was pretty good) and it was not uncommon for a bully's floppy disc to "mysteriously" get erased the day before a paper was due.
 
2013-02-15 12:12:15 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Quigs: Knucklepopper: WhyKnot: As a father of grade schoolers, although we have avoided any bullying this far, it is a concern.

I think if my kid was beat up or continually picked on, my first stop would be the principal next would be the police. Next I would find out who the parents are (including following the bully home I needed). I would confront, threaten if needed, the ass-bags and tell them if anything happens, I will be back. If it continues I would be back at the kids house to follow through on my threat. Additionally, I would make a poster of the kid and publicly sham him/her. If the school or parents had an issue with the shaming I would confront them (on camera) asking why they are so worried about protecting a bully, but not the victims of such bullying.

I wasn't picked on, so I don't expect my kids to be picked on... kids seem to walk the same line the parents walked.

You are terrifying and sound insane.

This.

Good.  More chickenshiats need to be terrified that their actions will get their asses beaten.


The amount of times I've gotten my ass beat in the last 10 years : 0

The amount of people I've invited to a party that I thought were terrifying in the last ever : 0.

Seriously. Your best case scenario is I don't kick your ass because I might get my ass kicked back.  The average scenario is no one likes you and you have no social life because you're a farking piece of shiat.
 
2013-02-15 12:13:37 PM  
dear god, let me never try to pull up another video on break dot com

sofa king irritating
 
2013-02-15 12:15:56 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: Cold_Sassy: Snarfangel: dj_bigbird: Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.

Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.

Or, what about the smart geek who lays an ambush?

Or, the passive-aggressive who keys your car in the parking lot?



Yes.  That would be you.
 
2013-02-15 12:19:41 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: I went to a predominantly white school and stuff like this was always happening. The only thing that changed is that everyone has a cell phone recording it, and parents need another reason to be outraged for the day.


It wasn't okay then, and it isn't okay now.
 
2013-02-15 12:20:18 PM  
Poor kid.  Charge this little fawker as an adult.  That'll teach him.
 
2013-02-15 12:21:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I think our society would benefit enormously if we implemented a national policy requiring the ritual sacrifice on television of one local news reporter per day.


SEND MORE NEWS REPORTERS!!

/ can't possibly be obscure
 
2013-02-15 12:42:04 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Psycoholic_Slag: Cold_Sassy: Snarfangel: dj_bigbird: Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.

Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.

Or, what about the smart geek who lays an ambush?

Or, the passive-aggressive who keys your car in the parking lot?


Yes.  That would be you.


What's more chicken sh*t than fu*king with a man's automobile? I mean, don't fu*k with another man's vehicle.
You don't do it.
It's just against the rules.
 
2013-02-15 01:04:49 PM  

Psycoholic_Slag: Cold_Sassy: Psycoholic_Slag: Cold_Sassy: Snarfangel: dj_bigbird: Bullying is an evolutionary/biological imperative. It's a way for the strong to weed out the weak from the gene pool (or for the weak to find the strength to fight back and become one of the strong). If the bullying were carried to its logical conclusions, these weaklings would be destroyed and they wouldn't pollute the gene pool.  Females see the dominance of the strong ("bullies") and want to mate with them, thus producing a stronger offspring.

Or the weak to gang together in large groups, producing civilization.

Or, what about the smart geek who lays an ambush?

Or, the passive-aggressive who keys your car in the parking lot?


Yes.  That would be you.

What's more chicken sh*t than fu*king with a man's automobile? I mean, don't fu*k with another man's vehicle.
You don't do it.
It's just against the rules.


Not always. In college, some asshole parked to the left of my car, but  diagnoally, so that the front of his vehicle was half in the spot to the left, and the rear of his vehicle was behind mine. I was stuck until the person in the spot in front of me came and pulled out, so I could go forward and leave. Before I did, I keyed the shiat out of the asshole's car. Only time I've ever keyed someone, and the guy deserved much worse.
 
2013-02-15 01:06:14 PM  

tkirby: Here's how it's done.

http://www.break.com/lockout/kid-teaches-shirtless-bully-a-lesson-23 10 991

Good old fashion kick in the face.


Step 1: Be tough enough to beat the bully up.
Step 1.5: Be very sure you're tough enough to beat the bully up.
 
2013-02-15 01:09:11 PM  
I didn't see any bullying.  All I saw was assault and battery and it should be treated accordingly.

When I was 13, I was 6'1", 185 lbs, bigger and stronger than most adults, and surprisingly, a smaller kid tried to bully me.  It's called the "big man's dilemma".  Get picked on by a smaller kid, fight back and you're the bully, take it and you're a pussy.  I tolerated him for a while until he started getting very aggressive one day.  I grabbed him by the throat, lifted him off his feet and held him up against a wall.  I told him if he ever even looked at me funny again he was going to find out how strong I really was.  I let him go and he staggered off.  He never came anywhere close to me again and no one else ever gave me a hard time after that either.

My son had a similar experience.  A "friend" continually harassed and bullied him until one day he's had enough and attack him.  It took three other kids to pull him off.  No suspensions issued as the other kid had a moment of clarity and said, "I deserved that".  Never got picked on again.

Fight back if you can, but always make it's obvious the other person was in the wrong.   Something like this
 
2013-02-15 01:12:58 PM  
holy shiatsnacks! those little assholes abusing a sperg? terrible, terrible...oh wait. Nobody told me they were black. That's just the culture, man... those people raise them up like that. nothing to see here.
 
2013-02-15 01:19:16 PM  

bighairyguy: Something like this


it's. . . beautiful.
 
2013-02-15 01:19:57 PM  

willfullyobscure: That's just the culture, man


His pants were hanging kinda low.
 
2013-02-15 01:23:00 PM  
I hung out with the stoners, who sometiimes mingled quite well with the jocks at keggers.
Nobody did any of this stupid kind of shiat.
We were to much into having fun and enjoying our youth.
 
2013-02-15 01:31:31 PM  
Jeesh. Charges are certainly warranted in this case, The bully, for one, should be charged with shocking inability to throw a decent right. I mean, the punches that kid was throwing? There was no reason for that other kid to still be on his feet.
 
2013-02-15 01:47:24 PM  

WhyKnot: Smeggy Smurf: Quigs: Knucklepopper: WhyKnot: As a father of grade schoolers, although we have avoided any bullying this far, it is a concern.

I think if my kid was beat up or continually picked on, my first stop would be the principal next would be the police. Next I would find out who the parents are (including following the bully home I needed). I would confront, threaten if needed, the ass-bags and tell them if anything happens, I will be back. If it continues I would be back at the kids house to follow through on my threat. Additionally, I would make a poster of the kid and publicly sham him/her. If the school or parents had an issue with the shaming I would confront them (on camera) asking why they are so worried about protecting a bully, but not the victims of such bullying.

I wasn't picked on, so I don't expect my kids to be picked on... kids seem to walk the same line the parents walked.

You are terrifying and sound insane.

This.

Good.  More chickenshiats need to be terrified that their actions will get their asses beaten.

Ummm...I wouldn't threatened the bully (okay maybe I would), I would threatened the bully's parents...including mom....just putting it out there that juvenile bullies are bullies because they aren't challenged on being a bully by adults.

Oh, I would also sue the hell out of the school, the principal individually, and the bully's family.

Again, my kids aren't being bullied (nor are they bullies), so this is all ITG stuff at this point, but I know I wouldn't just take it or just sit back and let the school resolve the situation.

I did have a very unfortunately interaction with a dog owner after her dog attacked mine while I was walking him. After a few well placed kicks that dog ran home with his tail between his legs. I will defend what is mine. :-)


You do remember you are the adult right.  As in, you are more likely to get arrested than your kid.  Force the issue with the principal, but stalking and threatening will only get you submitted on Fark, as opposed to commenting in a thread.  Talking big right now, will in time mean nothing when the real problem surfaces.  Most parents I knew who claimed what they will do if their kids are bullied ended up with bullies for kids.  Kids who are taught to take an aggressive stance may become aggressive (no duh in hind sight, but true).  Start with that war front before worrying about bullies.  Not all kids get bullied, only my oldest was bullied, teach them to be civil and courteous first.  My second son had no fear about taking on his older brother's bullies, but even he won't start a fight.

I have thought of it, but I won't cross that criminal line.  My kids wouldn't be any better off with me in jail.
 
2013-02-15 02:02:59 PM  

Electric_Banana: The Angry Hand of God: I went to a predominantly white school and stuff like this was always happening.  The only thing that changed is that everyone has a cell phone recording it, and parents need another reason to be outraged for the day.

This.  I also went to a predominantly white school (one black kid in the 12 years I attended school) and fights happened about every other week, boys and girls.  The girls laid a harder beatdown the boys did, usually.


That's because women are farking vicious. When guys fight, we just want to assert dominance over the other guy, to prove who's bigger/tougher/badder/cooler/studlier/whatever.  When chicks fight, their goal is to inflict as much damage as possible, disfigure the other girl, leave permanent scars...

Don't let anybody tell you women are "the gentler sex". Biatches be farkin' insane, yo.
 
2013-02-15 02:02:59 PM  
Let us not forget, fat kid powns bully
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO88Sj6u6yQ
 
2013-02-15 02:12:57 PM  
There's something about school bathrooms that make them a prime ground for bullies. I mean, for most kids, going to the can in public is hard enough, but to have to risk getting beaten up makes things even worse.

Bullies usually bully mainly because they can. They select a weaker kid, one who they know isn't good at physically fighting, and harass and pester him to make themselves look powerful. Then they'll physically attack, knowing it's going to be an easy fight. Rarely do they do it unless there are others around to admire their 'manliness'.

I knew kids in school who resembled Gorillas (usually on the football team) who threw their weight around to show off for the girls, knowing few guys could take them in a fight. Naturally in PE class, they made fun of the kids who were not exactly sports oriented, ridiculing them when they missed a ball or plowing extra hard into them during a football game.

Then the coaches wondered why certain kids just refused to 'dress out' and participate in the good, healthy sports.

In my day, you were a real wimp if you reported being bullied. (According to the Kid Code.) Even the administration didn't seem to take it seriously. They expected you to be 'a man' and stand up for your rights, apparently not grasping the fact that some kids were just not fighters.

I recall this little guy -- short. About 4 feet tall and handsome as heck. He was, I found out later, a Primordial Dwarf, meaning everything was in perfect proportion to his stature. He had a mouth on him, and a crowd of much bigger guys to handle his disputes. He'd challenge you to a fight and if you accepted, you'd better loose or his gang would tear you up.

He was a BMOC, but school ends and you enter the real world and it's not real kind to guys of his stature. I take comfort in that, having had a few run-ins myself with him.

Little f**k pi$$ed me off but was never without his 'body guards' in school.
 
2013-02-15 02:20:48 PM  
Only bullying CSB I have:

It's 1st grade and I'm getting terrrorized by this 2nd or 3rd grader every day. Fights in the school yard, chases me home, the whole nine yards. My dad, for reasons I can't recall, taught me how to make a "slush ball" (It was winter time).
So I'm running home, again, and I desperately scoop up a double handful of slush and snow (thinking I could distract him or something). I wad it up, turn and blindly throw it back at him.
I take no credit whatsoever. To this day, I swear the God of picked on children guided my snowball. In making my hastily packed slush ball, I must've scooped up some gravel as well. It hit him square on the nose and busted it open like a ripe melon. Next thing I knew, there was screaming and blood...LOTS of blood! I ran home crying I was so scared. This was 1976 or '77 so there were no lawsuits or anything like that. All I knew was he had a bandage over his nose the next day, his face was swollen up and I never got chased home again.
No ITG, I didn't exploit the fact that he didn't chase me. I was still scared of him and avoided him at all costs. It wasn't until years later that I realized he also started avoiding me!!
As for the rest of my school years, I hit my growth spurt when I was 12 and was 6'3" in the 5th grade. I wasn't a tough guy by any means, just big enough to make other guys think twice.
 
2013-02-15 02:23:18 PM  

lack of warmth: You do remember you are the adult right.  As in, you are more likely to get arrested than your kid.  Force the issue with the principal, but stalking and threatening will only get you submitted on Fark, as opposed to commenting in a thread.  Talking big right now, will in time mean nothing when the real problem surfaces.  Most parents I knew who claimed what they will do if their kids are bullied ended up with bullies for kids.  Kids who are taught to take an aggressive stance may become aggressive (no duh in hind sight, but true).  Start with that war front before worrying about bullies.  Not all kids get bullied, only my oldest was bullied, teach them to be civil and courteous first.  My second son had no fear about taking on his older brother's bullies, but even he won't start a fight.

I have thought of it, but I won't cross that criminal line.  My kids wouldn't be any better off with me in jail.


That's why I let my lawyer do the big talking.  I don't have to be the crazy asshole.
 
2013-02-15 02:45:29 PM  
I was tiny in high school, so I became friends with a big kid. Never got farked with. Then again, in my high school, there was a grand total of one fight in the four years I was there, and that was between two football players who happened to be a smart-mouthed kid and a kid with anger management issues and happened after practice.
 
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