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Tue May 22, 2012, 06:26 PM

13. Bullying a bully doesn't solve the problem....

After being bullied for the entire school year, I was attacked in the hallway and finally I hit back. She stopped and walked away. I never had another problem after that. I was not bullying her. I defended myself and she saw that her bullying had lost it's effectiveness.

You don't have to humilate them or bully them to get it stop. It's you sinking to their level. You don't have to do that.

When I went to school there was no such thing as an anti-bullying policy. We didn't have an authority figure to show how detrimental bullying can be to a person or their life.

My son's school has a great anti-bullying policy. He's in Jr. High where a lot of bullying starts. The teachers are trained to deal with it and they will not hesitate to bring parents in. They go out of their way get ahead of potential bullies and deal with it. They nip it early on.

Bullying a bully doesn't solve the problem. It's just a different bully and a different victim. The act remains the same.

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