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Michigan girl, victim of homecoming prank has the last laugh

Michigan girl, victim of homecoming prank has the last laugh | Bullying and Miller Ann's Opinion | Scoop.it

A Michigan community is trying to make things right after a 16-year-old girl was named to a high school homecoming court as part of an apparent prank.
Whitney Kropp told WNEM-TV she felt betrayed after some of her classmates at West Branch's Ogemaw Heights High School suggested that her selection announced this month at the 800-student school was a joke. She said she had been picked on in the past, but it intensified afterward.
"I thought I wasn't worthy at Ogemaw Heights at all," she said.
As word spread, however, community members rallied behind the sophomore. She's expected appear at Friday's homecoming football game. And The Detroit News reports businesses will buy her dinner, take her photo, fix her hair and nails, and dress her in a gown, shoes and a tiara for Saturday's dance... 


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If you got bullied like this what would you do about it? Why do you think this girl was being bullied if she is just a normal girl? If you were a kid that went to school where this girl went to school and you knew about this prank what would you do about it? Do you think this girl is bullied anymore after what happened? If so, who would she be bullied by?

 

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Olivia's comment, January 30, 2013 10:03 AM
If I were bullied like this, I would feel that everyone in the entire school hated me, because if it was a unanimous decision by the students, that would mean I didn't have any friends. That means that no one wanted to hang out with me or talk to me. I think that this girl was bullied because maybe her family didn't have a lot of money, she didn't own a car, or she had a different style than her peers. Normal things that kids are bullied for today.The thing is, we're all normal and we all have flaws. But when people pick out these flaws, we immediately become the victim of being bullied and talked about. If I went to this school and knew about the prank, I would feel that it was wrong. But you can't really do anything besides telling a teacher. I mean, if this prank was agreed upon by all the students but you, how woud you stop it? I'm sure there were other kids who thought this was wrong, I mean there had to have been. But peer pressure sometimes gets in the way of your decisions and originality. After this prank was over, I think that she wasn't bullied anymore because who would dare bully someone after they've gotten in trouble for it? Though, some probably would just to show that they're "cool" and not afraid to get in trouble for bullying her again.
Miller Ann Davis's comment, January 30, 2013 10:08 AM
I like the part where you said " we're all normal and we all have flaws. But when people pick outnthese flaws, we immediatly become the victim of being bullied and talked about." This is very true. Eveybody is the same. We all have flaws. People do get picked at because they aren't like other people, but in truth, they are.
Chris Johnson's comment, May 6, 2013 4:32 PM
she keep her head up
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Bully Official Trailer #1 - Weinstein Company Movie (2012) HD

Bully Official Trailer #1 - Weinstein Company Movie (2012) HD This year, over 5 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home,...
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Why was this boy being bullyied? What did he do about it?

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Mark Barrow's comment, January 24, 2013 2:08 PM
This story reminds me of Wonder (underlined) because both kids are bullied for being different. August is bullied for not looking "normal" and the boy in the movie is bullied for being smarter than "normal." People who join in on bullying are less likely to get bullied themselves. They can become friends with the bully and escape the torments of being a victim. In my opinion, parents are not very useful in preventing bullying. In most cases, kids don't want to tell their parents that they are being bullied, or they will sound like a snitch. The role that the kids play is much more crucialthan the parents. Obviously, your parents are going to stick up for you, but what you really need is for other kids to help you. If the bullies finds themselves out-numbered, they may back down.
Amelia Kate Foulkes's comment, January 24, 2013 10:47 PM
This movie reminds me of Wonder because it is about a boy who is getting bullied because of his physical appearance. I think join bullies because they think that the bully is cool and knows if he's on the bully's side, then he won't be the next target. Parents can do speeches and assemblies to tell kids how to prevent bullying, but, at the end of the day, if a bully wants to hurt someone physically or emotionally, they will despite actions of adults. The role of adults is smaller because bullying usually occurs when adults are not around. Also, most adults don't really understand bullying because it is different now than it was when they were growing up. Parents can prevent bullying by making sure their kid isn't the bully and helping their kid. Kids can help by being nice to kids that get bullied a lot or telling their friend if they are bullying someone, because usually the bully doesn't even realize the extent of their bullying until later.
John McMaster's comment, January 30, 2013 9:12 AM
This trailer reminds me of Wonder (underlined) because of a couple different reasons. The first one, of course, is that he was bullied at school, but it also reminds me of Wonder (underlined) because he did not want to go to school because of the mean kids, which relates to August's excuse. I think that it would be tempting to join in on bullying because the bullies are usually the cool kids, so you feel like agreeing with the cool kids will make you cool. I think that parents play a big role in bullying because a victim of bullying to tell his mom or dad, without anyone knowing. I would think, and hope, that the bullys' parents do not want the children to bully, so if the bullied child's parents told the bully's parents, the bully would most likely get into trouble. However, a common reason for bullying is a lack of a family life, so in some cases, telling the bully's parents may not stop anything. I think that a parent's role in bullying is smaller than the child's, because the child has to stand up for himself at one point, and have the parents as a backup plan. If the child can learn to be strong and stand up for himself, he will eventually be strong enough to not be to hurt by bullying. THis will let the victim be able to overcome bullying completely, and the whole problem will be solved.
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Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter | Scholastic.com

Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter | Scholastic.com | Bullying and Miller Ann's Opinion | Scoop.it
Know the facts about bullying — even if you don’t think it affects your child.
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Emily Sheridan's comment, January 24, 2013 11:14 PM
This article is written for parents whose children were or are bullied. Most of the time parents don't feel the same pain as children do. They don't understand what it is like to be bullied.This article is very helpful for parents yet sometimes there are no solutions. This article is very helpful for parents yet sometimes there is no solution. I think it is wonderful to get bullying articles out into the world so people can read them and wont bully.
Evans McCook's comment, January 30, 2013 9:19 AM
This article is written for parents to aware them about bullying. The acrticle says the solutions for bullying and causes of bullying. I think this article is helpful for parents ,so they can get ideas on how to help there child to not be bullied .
Evans McCook's comment, January 30, 2013 8:13 PM
I think this article is very helpful for people who are being bullied, especially their parents!