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THE STUDENT VOICE - University Academy Charter High School - Cliques:: Teens search for an identity in social groups

THE STUDENT VOICE - University Academy Charter High School - Cliques:: Teens search for an identity in social groups | Murray's Thoughts About Bullying | Scoop.it
University Academy Charter High School Jersey City, NJ - Jocks. Nerds. Punk rockers.You know them. They’re the ones you love to hate, or hate to love. The people you may wish you are among, or secretly envy.
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Follow these steps: 1. Curate this article. 2. Read this article. 3. Answer these questions.  Do you think that there are cliques in you grade at school?  Who do you think forms together as groups (ie. Spanish people with Spanish people and other races, athletes with athletes)?  Do you think that the teachers notice or could identify the different cliques?  What does it say about you if you are in a clique?  

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Katherine Hall's curator insight, January 30, 2013 8:29 PM

  I think there are many cliques in Stratford Academy. Friends that have known each other a for a long time tend to form what seems like the " popular group."People who are really into sports tend to stick to the athletic people, and those who are very smart also keep  to themselves and form their own group. Teachers may very well be able to recognize cliques. They may notice the same group of people who get in trouble for talkin all the time, or the same group of people that with each other at lunch every day. According  to the article, if you are in a clique then you feel like you need to belong somewhere.

Murray Catherine McCormack's comment, January 30, 2013 9:19 PM
I definitely agree with you, Katherine. There are tons of cliques in our grade. But sometimes I think that the teachers don't notice the cliques. Although, I thought it was very interesting that you said the teachers might notice the same people that get in trouble for talking all the time. They do notice this and usually if some people are talking together, they are in a friend group together, unless they are enemies and they argue a lot. The athletic people tend to stick together and exclude the non-athletes. That's what I notice in our grade often. We are growing up in a sports-obsessed society. According to the article, it does say that if you are in a clique, you feel like you need to belong somewhere, but I want to add to that. Sometimes, it says that you are insecure and you have to have a little excluding group to make you feel like you are higher. Sometimes, you are chasing a person in that group. And sometimes, it just means that you care what people think to much, so you follow this crowd even if you don't like what they do. You had a lot of great things to say to my questions.
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Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter | Scholastic.com

Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter | Scholastic.com | Murray's Thoughts About Bullying | 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!
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Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter | Scholastic.com

Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter | Scholastic.com | Murray's Thoughts About Bullying | 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!
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1:1000: baby, let's play house

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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.

Jake Jamison's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:42 PM

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.