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2014-03-21 08:56:28 PM  
I can't figure out which group I want to lose more: bed-wetting pony derps or ooh-rah tough guy bully derps.

/pony thread deeeeeeerrrpppp
 
2014-03-21 08:57:24 PM  

Cerebral Ballsy: I can't figure out which group I want to lose more: bed-wetting pony derps or ooh-rah tough guy bully derps.

/pony thread deeeeeeerrrpppp


As long as you feel superior to everyone for no explicable reason, sweetie, I'm sure you'll be okay.
 
2014-03-21 09:02:25 PM  

doglover: Cerebral Ballsy: I can't figure out which group I want to lose more: bed-wetting pony derps or ooh-rah tough guy bully derps.

/pony thread deeeeeeerrrpppp

As long as you feel superior to everyone for no explicable reason, sweetie, I'm sure you'll be okay.


Well I think the reason is pretty obvious, derp.
 
2014-03-21 09:17:39 PM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2014-03-21 09:40:00 PM  

Delawheredad: I was an incredibly dorky kid. I was ragged on and bullied for all twelve years of my schooling experience. When i received my diploma my class mates booed me! Some of the razing I deserved most of it  was  simply picking on the brainy odd kid. Even though school was hell to the point where i seriously considered suicide I made it a point to try and not be a victim as much as i could. My life was hellish enough to not add to it by wearing the "wrong" clothes or having the  "wrong" accessories. Conformity is an EXCELLENT defense plan! Camouflage WORKS!

  These parents are just making life harder for their kid in the  future. It IS that simple!


Camouflage. It's like hide-and-seek, but waaaaaay more intense.
--Maud Pie
 
2014-03-21 09:49:40 PM  

GanjSmokr: nekom: FirstNationalBastard: Well, that's going to lead to at least 20% more bullying.

Yeah, just because you have the right to do something doesn't mean it's a grand idea.

Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt


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2014-03-21 09:54:40 PM  
I can see both sides here.  The parents had to see that sending their kid with that backpack was going to get him bullied.  That's a given, no brainer.  That backpack = bullying.  However, the bullying needs to be punished.

It would've saved the kid lots of therapy had mom and dad simply said "let's leave this backpack at home to keep your things in and use another one for school".  However, in a perfect world, a kid would be free to use whatever backpack they want without asshats bullying them.

This isn't a perfect world.
 
2014-03-21 09:58:00 PM  
You should go to youtube to see Hitler's reaction to news of Bronies in Germany.
 
2014-03-21 10:13:41 PM  
Bronies are autistic
 
2014-03-21 10:30:32 PM  

Delawheredad: I was an incredibly dorky kid. I was ragged on and bullied for all twelve years of my schooling experience. When i received my diploma my class mates booed me! Some of the razing I deserved most of it  was  simply picking on the brainy odd kid. Even though school was hell to the point where i seriously considered suicide I made it a point to try and not be a victim as much as i could. My life was hellish enough to not add to it by wearing the "wrong" clothes or having the  "wrong" accessories. Conformity is an EXCELLENT defense plan! Camouflage WORKS!

  These parents are just making life harder for their kid in the  future. It IS that simple!


You're wrong.  And it is that simple.
 
2014-03-21 10:30:40 PM  

Ned Stark: baronbloodbath: TV's Vinnie: Glenn Beck is a Brony.

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I now feel officially sick.

I feel like I just did mental gymnastics.  I don't know whether to welcome him into the Herd or violently kick him in the jimmies.

/This is what cognitive dissonance feels like!
//I guess he earns a tiny, wee speck of redemption
///For now

Glenn is a showman out to make a dollar where he can. Single twentysomething males (I.E. Bronies) have lots of disposable income. This kid is young enough that him liking ponies wont weird out Beck's 55+ core demographic, but sticking up for him will still net a little of the bring audience.

Its all business.

/conspiracy mode over.


Yeah, he sure as Hell didn't help out after Tropical Storm Sandy. Oh wait...

http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/18/photos-mercury-one-and-hopenyc-p ar tner-to-provide-relief-for-hurricane-sandy-victims-during-day-of-hope/

But you never heard about that, right?
 
2014-03-21 10:33:31 PM  
doglover:

maxheck: There's an animated GIF out there somewhere that I saw here on Fark, it has one bored adult and a small kid bouncing up and down excitedly with the respective captions of "me:" and "brony:"

I really want a copy of that if anyone has one.

I can't dis bronys too hard, I'm a Tolkein and Lovecraft nerd. I guess it's one of those things I'll never personally understand much like Trekkies and foot fetishism.

Loecraft is great. Check out Aurthur Machen's "Great God Pan" too. It's in the same vein but old enough to be public domain.


Oh, believe me, I think of that every time I go to the pharmacy, and whenever I think of "The Great God Pan" I think of that one story he wrote where he whacked a lich with a frying pan on a fishing trip.

Life is more interesting if you look at it in a Machen way.

"The King In Yellow" is on gutenburg.org, just saying. :)
 
2014-03-21 10:39:02 PM  

Big_Doofus: Delawheredad: Are there ANY sensible parents these days? yes bullying is a scourge we should battle. At the same time part of parental responsibility is teaching your kid how NOT to become a victim. Would I have let my kid wear that back pack to school? Not on your life! It is the SAME  as sending the kid to school with a  "KICK ME!" sign taped to his back! it may not be right but it IS a fact! The world sucks and is full of a holes, learning how to recognize and avoid them is something ALL parents should instill in their kids at the earliest possible age.

Bingo!  Someone actually gets it.

I have three kids, and I realize part of my responsibility as a parent is to try to help my kids NOT be targets.


A far bigger part of your responsibility as a parent is to help your kids learn to be themselves, even in --- no, ESPECIALLY in, the face of bullying.
 
2014-03-21 10:40:04 PM  

maxheck: "The King In Yellow" is on gutenburg.org, just saying.


Grabbed mine free on Amazon for my Kindle.
 
2014-03-21 10:56:39 PM  

Lapdance: Now we have a generation or two raised as precious little snowflakes and they're carrying right along. Maybe it'll die out one day. Just doesn't seem like a good Survival Trait to pass along. Just because you cry about other people or kids "Bullying" doesn't make it magically go away. When you're older you get to think more logically, kids don't and proper parents should help foster that. "You know Jimmy, if you wear that MLP backpack, you might get Teased a little!" (Christ someone's gonna kick his ass!) "But No, Mom, I wanna wear it!" "OK, Sweetie, whatever you want!" What else can I say?


This. As a kid who was picked-on relentlessly at that age, the one thing I learned is to give them as little ammo as possible. It doesn't excuse it, but that's how it is.

I knew better than to wear in a Super Mario shirt or whatever at that age. As cool as I thought it might have been, it would have just given the kids another reason to mess with me. Kids at that age are cruel and monstrous and the best to survive is to blend in to the scenery as much as possible. The less visible you are, the less likely people are to mess with you.

Again, I'm not excusing or victim-blaming -- those kids are little shiats whose parents should have taught them better. But, we don't live in a perfect world, so in some situations it's best to just avoid being seen as much as possible.
 
2014-03-21 10:59:18 PM  

Daedalus27: understanding of the experience that occurs in public schools.


And that is exactly what needs to change.  Bullying of any kind should not be tolerated under any circumstances, and we do a disservice to ourselves and our children by accepting the presumption that there is little to be done about it, and that we should 'work around it' in some way.  Hell, I went to private schools from K-12, and not only was the bullying worse than the public schools, but it was just as 'accepted' as the norm.  (made worse by the fact that in private schools, the bullies were rich enough to let their parents buy them out of trouble)

Outside of overtly racist or inflammatory themes, kids should be free to be themselves and express who they are without fear of being bullied.  Period.
 
2014-03-21 11:00:05 PM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: firefly212: Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:


More than 3 Million people in the US work in fast food, so this is normal:


When you tell your kids to be "normal" instead of outstanding or exceptional, this is the future you set them up with. All this "proud nail gets hammered flat" is utter bullshiat that the lower nails tell themselves to rationalize why they aren't doing better, it is an excuse and a poor rationalization, not a way of thought that leads to successful adulthood.

Teaching him to be different is not going to make him get ahead in life. Quite frankly the best way to deal with this would be uniforms. Everybody looking the same with no variety alliwed. Your there to learn not to be special.


Uniforms? Ya mean like brown shirts?

Dear God! I just Godwined a Brony thread. Is that like dividing by zero?
 
2014-03-21 11:02:48 PM  

acad1228: Mid_mo_mad_man: firefly212: Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:

Different:


More than 3 Million people in the US work in fast food, so this is normal:


When you tell your kids to be "normal" instead of outstanding or exceptional, this is the future you set them up with. All this "proud nail gets hammered flat" is utter bullshiat that the lower nails tell themselves to rationalize why they aren't doing better, it is an excuse and a poor rationalization, not a way of thought that leads to successful adulthood.

Teaching him to be different is not going to make him get ahead in life. Quite frankly the best way to deal with this would be uniforms. Everybody looking the same with no variety alliwed. Your there to learn not to be special.

Uniforms? Ya mean like brown shirts?

Dear God! I just Godwined a Brony thread. Is that like dividing by zero?


Not really. Lots of Nazi pone out there.

twentypercentcooler.net


And even the show has some Germanic millitary allusions.

derpicdn.net
 
2014-03-21 11:04:24 PM  
and the only winners in this are Hasbro.
 
2014-03-21 11:05:50 PM  
North Carolina. Ponies aren't the problem, it's the rainbow on the  Rainbow Dash backpack.
 
2014-03-21 11:05:55 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Daedalus27: understanding of the experience that occurs in public schools.

And that is exactly what needs to change.  Bullying of any kind should not be tolerated under any circumstances, and we do a disservice to ourselves and our children by accepting the presumption that there is little to be done about it, and that we should 'work around it' in some way.  Hell, I went to private schools from K-12, and not only was the bullying worse than the public schools, but it was just as 'accepted' as the norm.  (made worse by the fact that in private schools, the bullies were rich enough to let their parents buy them out of trouble)

Outside of overtly racist or inflammatory themes, kids should be free to be themselves and express who they are without fear of being bullied.  Period.


They should be, but they're not. It's a little the workplace; you can be eccentric and express yourself, but it doesn't always end well.

School and work are not the best places to express yourself.
 
2014-03-21 11:10:13 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: For those interested, the 2014 MLP Census has been released.  Some quick tidbits:

- Males are down to 81% of the fandom, continuing a trend of more female Bronies
- Mean Brony age rose 8 months between 2013 and 2014 to 20.88 years
- Russia is now the #4 country of Brony residence, and US Bronies now make up only 58% of the Herd
- Utah has the most Bronies per capita in the US, Mississippi continues to trail the pack
- Median household income for Brony zip codes was $61,578, more than $10,000 over the national median
- 84% of Bronies identify as exclusively or mainly heterosexual


Don't they call themselves Pegasisters?
 
2014-03-21 11:11:10 PM  

pxlboy: School and work are not the best places to express yourself.


Oh, don't dash their hopes about what corporate life is like.
 
2014-03-21 11:11:16 PM  

pxlboy: School and work are not the best places to express yourself.


It's also never acceptable to physically abuse someone based solely on what they're wearing. That's even true in open warfare.

Just because kids will pick on each other doesn't mean you shouldn't punish the ones who act up in a manner that is criminally unacceptable.

The worst part is, it sounds like you need therapy. You were bullied so it's okay for other people to be bullied? That's stinkin' thinkin', sugarcube.
 
2014-03-21 11:12:02 PM  
Boojum2k:

maxheck: "The King In Yellow" is on gutenburg.org, just saying.

Grabbed mine free on Amazon for my Kindle.

If you want to go a little further back, Bram Stoker of Dracula fame wrote "The Lair of The White Worm," which was pretty creepy and atmospheric for a penny-a-word tale. There's a so-so adaptation of it under the same title. It needs more kites... why the hell are the kites looming? I do not know.
 
2014-03-21 11:14:46 PM  
Well ain't that some shiat
 
2014-03-21 11:15:35 PM  

Delawheredad: Crocrocket Slim

  i grew up in rural Pennsylvania. it was a hick town with virtually no minorities and virtually EVER white citizen was a racist redneck. I was teased in part because my grandmother who lived in the  same town)and Father h had thick Brooklyn accents. This town was so screwed up that when some local POISONED A BLIND TEACHER'S GUIDE DOG the rednecks thought it was utterly hilarious! We only lived there because of my father's job as soon as we graduated my entire family fled the town. NO ONE from my family lives there today. We were smart people in a land of morons and the brought out a LOT of resentment amongst the locals. I was mocked for, among other thing, READING BOOKS IN STUDY HALL! There is a reason that PA outside of Philly and Pittsburgh is know as as Pensyltucky!


I found that intense cutting sarcasm was the best way to defend onesself.  I only managed to get punched in the gut once!

/grew up in western PA.
 
2014-03-21 11:22:27 PM  
Pensyltucky!

This has always bothered me, too. Kentucky ain't that bad. Alabama and the Carolinas are the real shiat holes of the south, even then only politically. There's plenty of good people trying to break out and fix it.

And PA's really nice if you're just passing through. Yes, it's rural. Yes, it's white. But it's also freakin' beautiful and the animals don't like the hoopies either.

But more than that, more than the ignorance and hatred, Pensyltucky just sounds farking retarded. It's obviously Pennessee that is the more proper and cromulent portmanteau.
 
2014-03-21 11:27:47 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: nine-year-old boy from wearing his My Little Pony backpack

I'm betting he doesn't get enough attention at home.


He'll be getting it now, via punches to the face.

Feel bad for the teachers though, needless work all because some guy can't be bothered to say "I don't really care if you like ponies son, that's great and all but you're just going to get beat the hell out of."
 
2014-03-21 11:40:24 PM  

Terrible Old Man: Feel bad for the teachers though, needless work


No, weeding out the little psychopaths who feel they have a right to abuse others and aren't going to contribute to society in any meaningful way should be part of the teachers job.

Give the bullies some negative reinforcement against their behavior, as I noted above (detention, suspension, parental meetings, etc.). If they don't respond to that, CPS can determine if it's a home problem and take appropriate action. If that fails, then institutionalize them.
Give them a chance to learn their behavior is 100% wrong and unacceptable. If they cannot learn even that, remove them entirely from the presence of the vast majority of children who can and will learn.
 
2014-03-21 11:42:54 PM  

doglover: Alabama and the Carolinas are the real shiat holes of the south


No, Mississippi and Louisiana are the real shiatholes of the South. Cant say for the Carolinas, but Alabama isn't all that bad, in a weird way.
 
2014-03-21 11:44:22 PM  
Thats farking hilarious! A school recommends agaist obvious behaviour that will get a kid bullied, and everyone spazzes out.

Thanks to these 11,000+ strangers, this poor kid will have to learn things the hard way.

For shame, you guys. Really.

Poor kid.
 
2014-03-21 11:50:32 PM  

Colin O'Scopy: this poor kid will have to learn things the hard way.


Nope. At this point, as much attention as the school has drawn to itself over its ham-fisted, blame-the-victim mentality, if any other bully so much as scratches this boy, the school district is paying for it to the tune of about six or seven figures.

So sorry to all the bully cheerleaders, you won't get vicarious revenge on this innocent kid. Not yours.
 
2014-03-21 11:52:45 PM  

Boojum2k: Colin O'Scopy: this poor kid will have to learn things the hard way.

Nope. At this point, as much attention as the school has drawn to itself over its ham-fisted, blame-the-victim mentality, if any other bully so much as scratches this boy, the school district is paying for it to the tune of about six or seven figures.

So sorry to all the bully cheerleaders, you won't get vicarious revenge on this innocent kid. Not yours.


Nah, they'll still treat him like a weirdo.
 
2014-03-21 11:59:48 PM  

Frank N Stein: Nah, they'll still treat him like a weirdo.


There's lots of weirdoes in schools, they generally outnumber the bullies. They just aren't violent psychopaths like a lot of the bullies. If the school does its job of keeping the violent bullies under control, he'll make plenty of friends.
 
2014-03-22 12:03:03 AM  
Wow.  Glenn farking Beck came down on the side of good?

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2014-03-22 12:22:36 AM  

SgtArkie: shtychkn: shamanwest: nekom: GanjSmokr:
Exactly.  If this kid gets beat up,  it's completely his fault for wearing that backpack.

/just like it was that girl's fault she got raped for wearing that short skirt

No, the crime is always the fault of the perpetrator.  That doesn't mean it isn't a stupid idea.  If I go to a predominantly black neighborhood wearing a racist t-shirt and I get my ass kicked, it's still assault but wouldn't you call me a farking idiot for doing that?

I'm going to do this in all caps because that was the most farking idiotic piece of shiat ball-licking jackassery I have ever read.

THERE IS A BIG farkING DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WEARING A SHIRT OR EMBLEM DESIGNED TO OFFEND OR HARASS A MINORITY GROUP AND HAVING A MOTHER farkING PONY BACKPACK.

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2014-03-22 12:29:41 AM  

gadian: I can see both sides here.  The parents had to see that sending their kid with that backpack was going to get him bullied.  That's a given, no brainer.  That backpack = bullying.  However, the bullying needs to be punished.

It would've saved the kid lots of therapy had mom and dad simply said "let's leave this backpack at home to keep your things in and use another one for school".  However, in a perfect world, a kid would be free to use whatever backpack they want without asshats bullying them.

This isn't a perfect world.


I just realized this. Anyone notice there has been no statements from the dad?
 
2014-03-22 12:30:33 AM  

Boojum2k: doglover: Alabama and the Carolinas are the real shiat holes of the south

No, Mississippi and Louisiana are the real shiatholes of the South. Cant say for the Carolinas, but Alabama isn't all that bad, in a weird way.


I just hear about them in the news.

Nowhere in America is REALLY bad. Not even deepest, darkest Detroit. Sure, bad things will possibly happen to you there, but it's not like they're lining up the men folk against the wall and shooting them, raping the women, then shooting them, too while keeping the children as slaves.
 
2014-03-22 12:32:03 AM  

fluffy2097: pxlboy: School and work are not the best places to express yourself.

Oh, don't dash their hopes about what corporate life is like.


Kid, I hate to dash your hopes, but a good job is a goddamn rarity. Don't shy away from the reality that you'll be working 'til twilight most nights, and even if you do find a place you can love and tolerate, it's never gonna be the next Apple. Jack in, turn on, tune out. Easy as pie.
 
2014-03-22 12:34:10 AM  

maxheck: Boojum2k:

maxheck: "The King In Yellow" is on gutenburg.org, just saying.

Grabbed mine free on Amazon for my Kindle.

If you want to go a little further back, Bram Stoker of Dracula fame wrote "The Lair of The White Worm," which was pretty creepy and atmospheric for a penny-a-word tale. There's a so-so adaptation of it under the same title. It needs more kites... why the hell are the kites looming? I do not know.


The Lair of the White Worm was quite good, and a personal fave of mine. Another favorite is "The Moon Pool" by Abraham Merritt. Nice sci-fi/lovecraftian fantasy mix.
 
2014-03-22 01:14:06 AM  
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2014-03-22 01:15:47 AM  

Torchsong: Ned Stark: The bag had rarity, twilight, and pinkie pie on it. Kids got bad taste in ponies.

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2014-03-22 01:51:44 AM  

gadian: I can see both sides here.  The parents had to see that sending their kid with that backpack was going to get him bullied.  That's a given, no brainer.  That backpack = bullying.  However, the bullying needs to be punished.

It would've saved the kid lots of therapy had mom and dad simply said "let's leave this backpack at home to keep your things in and use another one for school".  However, in a perfect world, a kid would be free to use whatever backpack they want without asshats bullying them.

This isn't a perfect world.


I really can't help but wonder what kind of parent would let their kid wear te backpack, knowing it would be problematic, but even more, what kind of overly dramatic, attention seeking parent calls the news and reports this?

I got bullied in school for wearing odd clothes, sometimes because I wasn't popular. But I noticed some bullied kids thrived on the attention the bullying got them. I don't know maybe there was abuse in their family and the chaos had grown dangerously comfortable. Who knows. But a small number of them seemed to invite trouble. If this kid isnt inviting trouble, his parents sure are.
 
2014-03-22 01:57:10 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Perhaps he needs a rock.

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Twilight Farkle: FirstNationalBastard: Perhaps he needs a rock.

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Glenn Beck has a rock.

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KellyKellyKelly: Paging  ShiningWizard,ShiningWizard, please report to the Pony thread.

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Grand_Moff_Joseph: Outside of overtly racist or inflammatory themes, kids should be free to be themselves and express who they are without fear of being bullied.  Period.


OH YEAH!!!!!

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2014-03-22 04:04:12 AM  

alice_600: gadian: I can see both sides here.  The parents had to see that sending their kid with that backpack was going to get him bullied.  That's a given, no brainer.  That backpack = bullying.  However, the bullying needs to be punished.

It would've saved the kid lots of therapy had mom and dad simply said "let's leave this backpack at home to keep your things in and use another one for school".  However, in a perfect world, a kid would be free to use whatever backpack they want without asshats bullying them.

This isn't a perfect world.

I just realized this. Anyone notice there has been no statements from the dad?


He's coming.
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2014-03-22 04:16:07 AM  

jso2897: alice_600: gadian: I can see both sides here.  The parents had to see that sending their kid with that backpack was going to get him bullied.  That's a given, no brainer.  That backpack = bullying.  However, the bullying needs to be punished.

It would've saved the kid lots of therapy had mom and dad simply said "let's leave this backpack at home to keep your things in and use another one for school".  However, in a perfect world, a kid would be free to use whatever backpack they want without asshats bullying them.

This isn't a perfect world.

I just realized this. Anyone notice there has been no statements from the dad?

He's coming.
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2014-03-22 05:02:17 AM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Daedalus27: understanding of the experience that occurs in public schools.

And that is exactly what needs to change.  Bullying of any kind should not be tolerated under any circumstances, and we do a disservice to ourselves and our children by accepting the presumption that there is little to be done about it, and that we should 'work around it' in some way.  Hell, I went to private schools from K-12, and not only was the bullying worse than the public schools, but it was just as 'accepted' as the norm.  (made worse by the fact that in private schools, the bullies were rich enough to let their parents buy them out of trouble)

Outside of overtly racist or inflammatory themes, kids should be free to be themselves and express who they are without fear of being bullied.  Period.


I wish it would change. But you know and I know it is a slow process at best and this kid is not going to be educated in an environment with students who understand and accept his choices of personal expression.  As much as you would want it to, it isn't going to happen.  Now do you continue to advocate for this kid to be a square peg in a round hole, who probably will have a miserable experience that potentially scars him for life (or worse), or do you try and change his expectations and behavior a bit to minimize the likelihood of abuse.  Which is easier, changing society and human development over the past few hundred years of public and private education, or trying to reduce the harm to this one child?

I understand that people would want this child to be a flag bearer for anti-bullying.  There have been too many tragedies of marginalized children unable to cope with cruelty, hatred, and abuse (both psychological and physical). I just don't see that having this child who enjoys a non-traditional entertainment choice and wishes to publically display it when we know it will get him hurt, is the right move.  Do we need to wait for him to suffer so we can have a follow up story down the line in the hopes it is a catalyst for change?  So far numerous deaths due to bullying haven't caused a evolution and understanding in the treatment of this serious issue, perhaps one more dead kid will do it?
 
2014-03-22 05:15:41 AM  

Daedalus27: Which is easier, changing society and human development over the past few hundred years of public and private education, or trying to reduce the harm to this one child?


False choice is false. Great steps have been made in reducing bullying and providing continuing efforts to press against it helps far more than this one child.

Daedalus27: So far numerous deaths due to bullying haven't caused a evolution and understanding in the treatment of this serious issue, perhaps one more dead kid will do it?


After all this attention to the school district, he's the safest kid there. As I already noted:
. At this point, as much attention as the school has drawn to itself over its ham-fisted, blame-the-victim mentality, if any other bully so much as scratches this boy, the school district is paying for it to the tune of about six or seven figures.

So sorry to all the bully cheerleaders, you won't get vicarious revenge on this innocent kid. Not yours.


So don't be so concerned.
 
2014-03-22 05:24:35 AM  

Boojum2k: Daedalus27: Which is easier, changing society and human development over the past few hundred years of public and private education, or trying to reduce the harm to this one child?

False choice is false. Great steps have been made in reducing bullying and providing continuing efforts to press against it helps far more than this one child.

Daedalus27: So far numerous deaths due to bullying haven't caused a evolution and understanding in the treatment of this serious issue, perhaps one more dead kid will do it?

After all this attention to the school district, he's the safest kid there. As I already noted:
. At this point, as much attention as the school has drawn to itself over its ham-fisted, blame-the-victim mentality, if any other bully so much as scratches this boy, the school district is paying for it to the tune of about six or seven figures.

So sorry to all the bully cheerleaders, you won't get vicarious revenge on this innocent kid. Not yours.

So don't be so concerned.


He may be protected now but how long until the media moves on?  He is only safe so long as he is in the spotlight., Besides, Elementary school is a heck of a lot easier to police due to the closer supervision and lower numbers.  If he continues this into middle school, he is in for a world of hurt.  The concern isn't for him today, but rather a couple years down the line when his protective bubble gets burst.  Enabling his illusion of safety is only going to make matters worse.
 
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