Really? These young students of the DECA club need to be commended not
criticized for their wonderful efforts in trying to stop bullying before it
begins. Kudos to all of you from Vernal High DECA club and keep up the good
work. Maybe then we won't just turn a blind eye to the hurt and pain
bullying can cause. Maybe those who don't agree, were bullies themselves!
I seemed to look in vain for a definition of bullying in this article,
dictionary definitions sometimes being at odds with the focus of fashionable
social agendas such as this. For example there seems to have been inordinate
emphasis, from the onset of the "anti-bullying" crusade, on protecting
homosexuals from any adverse comment or sign of disapproval. Sound familiar?Then the program seems to be unnecessarily complicated. I was picked on
in my first year at High Schoool for a little while until I lost my cool and
knocked down my chief tormenter. The bullying magically and immediately stopped
and next term the guy nominated me for class captain. My sister was picked on
by some girls and reported it to the teacher, who talked to the girls and warned
them of dire consequences if they persisted in their course. The girls, afraid
that their parents would be informed, or they'd be sent to the
principal's office, ceased the harassment.The system here seems
to concentrate also on how victims of bullying, shouldn't feel upset about
it but forgive the jerks. That's up to the victim. He's not the
problem, the bullies are.
Something to listen, and think about:Boy Named Sue---Johnny Cash
Want to stop bullying?--Take everyone's independence away, and regulate
their behavior.@Daughter of God--too many people take advantage of
being a victim of some sort, claiming to be discriminated on, to get their way.
We can't force everybody to be good without limiting freedoms, and free
choice. We need to strengthen each other to deal with the challenges of life.
The bullied community is seeking fair treatment.
I don't understand the cold-heartedness of the comments above. I think this
is an amazing program they have started and our country would be a better place
with less suicide, if more of this was implemented elsewhere.
“Be a Buddy, Not a Bully” is a song on YouTube sung by Gennaro that
can help teach children about kindness and tolerance.
Principal, Principle and a man of principles Any one know what these words
are.I think it has to do something with being a friend [pal], [ple]
is a code. Do no harm. A man of principles is both.
An adult can protect himself against a bully. Why can't a child? Because
it isn't politically correct? Gimme a break.
We've become a nation of victims.Being bullied is the newest
addition to a growing list.