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1:1000: baby, let's play house

1:1000: baby, let's play house | Bullying NEEDS TO STOP!!!!! | Scoop.it
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The card is for your "deepest sympathies" for Billy and his family. Dorothy pauses for a minute because Billy had been so mean to her, and then doesn't put anything. I think I would of been the same as Dorothy because he had been so mean to her. I would think this is a true story. My reasoning is that here is your usual bullying. Billy calls her names and then Dorothy doesn't do anything. Then you have Dorothy who returns the bullying when she doesn't sign the card. I would think many victims of bullying would try to bully the bully back.

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TrippVaughn's curator insight, January 24, 2013 2:14 PM

     I think that the narrator is being immature by not signing the card. She became a bully by not signing the card. Even if somebody was mean to me my whole life, I would have signed that card. I think there is no excuse for not signing that card and that what she did is worse than what Billy did to her.

     I would have signed that card.

     Sadly, I think this story could be realistic. I would have never done what the kids did. This story could happen because emotions can cloud people's judgement. Anger is the worst decision maker you can have. If you let anger make your decisions you are becoming a bully too. This story could happen, even with so many people wishing it couldn't.

Addy Hricik's comment, January 24, 2013 2:16 PM
The narrator isn't rude for not signing the card, but the narrator not signing the card shows that Billy hurt her feelings enough for her not to sign the card. It also tells you that she felt no sympathy for those who had shown none for her. I would sign the card because I would feel bad about for him losing his mother. But, a card couldn’t save his cruel personality, only he could change that. It sounds like a very realistic story because children are insensitive towards others who are obese, and often feel as if they should be bullied.
Carlin Weinberg's curator insight, January 24, 2013 4:47 PM

This story seems realistic, yet not. It is realistic beacuse of the actions of the kids. For instance, you might not sign the card if you hate someone. It is not realistic because I don't think kids would play with dead birds.

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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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1. This trailer reminds me of Wonder (underlined) because like the kid August is almost treated the same way, except with words. 2. It can be really tempting to join the bully because he is popular or you don't want to be bullied by him or her. 3. The parents role is not that important becasue the kids that are bullied need to speak up, then it's the parents that need to speak up. the differnce between the parents and the kids role is that the kids need to act first so the parents can take control of the situation.

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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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Pushed Too Far (A Personal Story)

Pushed Too Far (A Personal Story) | Bullying NEEDS TO STOP!!!!! | Scoop.it
When I first read this story, I was worried there would be no happy ending here. Abby’s story is very serious and shows just how close someone can come to losing the most precious gift we hav...
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Why do you think the Abby's best friend didn't like her when she began to gain weight?  Why didn't the parents help her in her time of need? Should the parents be blamed for abuse? Would you have been tempted to escape life like she had tried to?

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Sahan Dhruv Vangala's comment, January 30, 2013 9:14 AM
Abby's best friend probably felt uncomfortable being around Abby. Maybe Abby's best friend thought that she would be made fun of for hanging out with Abby. Abby's parents attempted to help Abby by putting Abby into different school, but all this did was make Abby feel worse.I don't think that the parents should be blamed for abuse, but the parents should have tried to help their daughter in more ways than just putting her in different schools. I think that if I was being bullied constantly ii would have some thoughts of suicide.
Jake Jamison's comment, January 31, 2013 9:40 PM
In the article, it doesn't say that her parents put her into different schools. I think that the parents should have been charged for abuse. In the article it says that her parents tried to kill her, trying to kill their own daughter. I would agree with you on everything else.