Bullying and Nick D's opinions
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Bullying and Nick D's opinions
What precent of kids of kids involved in bullying? What are some effects of bullying? What are three warning signs?
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Bullied 10-year-old girl commits suicide :: WRAL.com

Bullied 10-year-old girl commits suicide :: WRAL.com | Bullying and Nick D's opinions | Scoop.it
Columbus County authorities are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who hanged herself Monday night after repeatedly being bullied at school.
Nicholas Dorogy's insight:

Do you think that people at Stratford Academy would bully like this? What type of bullying do think caused this girl to take her own life? What reasons does the article say she was bullied? Do you ever do this and not realize it? Why do you think the investigator checked online before closing the suicide case?

Nicholas Dorogy's comment, January 30, 2013 10:06 PM
Carter COMMENT this is homework
Carter Griffin's comment, January 31, 2013 3:07 AM
I do not personally think that people at Stratford would bully a child to the point of suicide. Stratford generally excels in preventing bullying from happening, and most of the kids here get along quite well so there really is nothing to prevent. I think that verbal bullying was the type of bullying used in her case. The article stated that she said that people teased her about her clothes and such, but nothing physical. Even though it was non-physical bullying it was still the most likely reason for her to take her own life. I am sure that I sometimes accidentally say things that hurt other people's feelings but I never intentionally insult people like this. The article mentioned that the investigator checked online before closing the case. I believe he checked online simply as a last resort just in case he could find any evidence of extreme bullying that were hidden, or so he could just see what people were saying about the incident.
Nicholas Dorogy's comment, January 31, 2013 6:47 AM
Even if this was a verbal bullying case what other stuff do you think they might have done? I don’t believe that verbal bullying alone would cause someone to take their own life. There had to have been something much more extreme.
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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,...
Nicholas Dorogy's insight:

1.) This reminds me of Wonder because the boy is not like the rest of the kids so he is bullied.

2.)I think it is very tempting to join in on bullying because you dont want to seem weird for not doing what the rest of your friends do. I also think that some kids (if it is not that extreme) don't see that they're being that mean to the kids.

3.) Even though the parents play a big role in bullying, the kids should be bigger to show that he is serious and so thtat the bully can't make him feel worse by saying things about his "mommy" having to help them.

4.) Parents roles are diffrent in that they should be talking to the teachers and making them aware of the situation not telling them after the bullying when it s too late. The kid should be saying somthing right after the bully begins to be mean.

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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For Bullied Bus Monitor, Karen Klein, Donations to Take Hurt Away

For Bullied Bus Monitor, Karen Klein, Donations to Take Hurt Away | Bullying and Nick D's opinions | Scoop.it
An online fund-raising drive for a 68-year-old Rochester woman who was brutally taunted by a group of 12- and 13-year-old boys has proved hugely successful.
Nicholas Dorogy's insight:

I think these boys felt the need to bully this woman because one kid started doing it to look cool and try to be funny, so they thought it would be normal to join in, and so they wouldn't be bullied either. I think that these boys posted this video on YouTube so that they would look cool, and I don't think that they realized the consequences it would have. Personally, I think that the boys did this because they wanted their friends to think that they were really cool and really funny. I think that the kids who did this, or started this, might have some problems of their own and so other kids joined in. This is cruek and they should all be punished. 

Ella Thomason's curator insight, January 24, 2013 11:22 PM

In my opinion, these boys did this because they thought that they would become popular, and they would gain attention. i think that the seventh grade boys posted this to be funny. This action was a mistake! If they thought that there was any humor in this, they were just plain desprite for attention. There is nothing funny about this. The boys probably didn't have an inspiration to this horrible act. My response to this is NOT laughter. My response is anger and sadness. 

Carter Griffin's comment, January 25, 2013 7:51 AM
I believe that these boys bullied this woman to amuse their peers and gain popularity among their friends. I think they probably uploaded the video to YouTube for the same reason. They thought they would be famous for bullying this woman, and they are, but not in a good way. These kids should be ashamed for what they did. This is just plain cruel.
TrippVaughn's curator insight, January 28, 2013 8:00 PM

     I think the boys were insecure and wanted to become popular. They probably were insecure about their weight, the amount they sweat, and their hearing. They also thought that doing this would make them popular and cool. 


     They posted the video on youtube because the boys probably thought that doing this would make them cool and popular. If they spread the word about it the boys thought that it would make them more popular.


     The boys'motivation was to feel better about themselves and to gain attention by becoming popular.


     This article horrified and sickened me while it brightened my day at the end. it is just shocking that anybody would do such a crime, especially to a grammother. The way Max Sidorov responded is just amazing. he raised massive amounts of money for Mrs. Klein. Finnaly, raising money for Max Sidorov is a great idea. Giving kindness back to the giver is the best way to respond to anything like this.