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Fri Dec 5, 2014, 08:29 PM

boy, 12, kills himself after 'he was bullied (cross post from GD)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025916730

Just wanted to share this here....

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Reply boy, 12, kills himself after 'he was bullied (cross post from GD) (Original post)
Scruffy Rumbler Dec 2014 OP
marym625 Dec 2014 #1
shenmue Dec 2014 #2
Socal31 Dec 2014 #3
nomorenomore08 Dec 2014 #6
Scruffy Rumbler Dec 2014 #7
One_Life_To_Give Dec 2014 #8
longship Dec 2014 #4
RKP5637 Dec 2014 #5

Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 08:31 PM

1. When will this end?

No words left.

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 08:33 PM

2. This poor kid



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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 08:33 PM

3. I don't comment a lot on the bully situation.

So please don't burn me at the stake if this is a controversial position.

I think it is almost certain that at least one adult has failed a child by the time it gets this far. Someone ignored either a cry for help, or direct evidence that the child was being harassed or harmed.

Pretending everything happens in a locker room or through private messages online seems to be a cop out.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 11:00 PM

6. I think you're probably right.

And I certainly have my own past experience with do-nothing school officials, RE: bullying.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:04 AM

7. You are not wrong, Socal31. nt

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 05:35 PM

8. Attitude is often boys have to stand up for themselves

Doesn't seem to have changed since I was in school years ago (70's). Adults had/have a view that standing up for you will only make it worse. And you needed to learn to put a stop to it yourself. Sadly as we see here that doesn't always work. OTOH the tormentors will seek out ways to avoid the watchful eye of those who would seek to protect such kids.

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 09:08 PM

4. Happy to support this.

Bullying is a horrible thing. And unfortunately too many schools let it go on and on and on... even beyond when things like this happen.

It invites the question, How many are enough to draw the line? To say no more?

These cases make we want to throw up.

R&K

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Response to Scruffy Rumbler (Original post)

Fri Dec 5, 2014, 09:56 PM

5. Charges should be brought against the administrators and teaches involved, as well as the students

involved and their parents. Some serious prosecuting needs to be initiated in cases like this.

There need to be laws with teeth to engage the negligence. This, will not be cured on its own.

There are some brazen sociopathic assholes in school systems that need to be eradicated. A gentle touch will not work, and many of them feel no guilt, in fact, some well might feel good about it as mission accomplished.

This, is not a gentle society, we as a nation need to quite being so damn delusional.

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