Abby's Thoughts About Bullying
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Washington state teacher placed on leave again in pupil bullying case

Washington state teacher placed on leave again in pupil bullying case | Abby's Thoughts About Bullying |
A videotaped bullying incident of a Gig Harbor, Washington, boy has prompted a disciplined teacher to be placed on administrative leave again.

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Addy Hricik's comment, January 30, 2013 2:00 PM
Every stage of life has a bully, from the nursery to the nursing home; no matter how old you get, there will still be someone who seems out to get you. Judging from the article that said he was smaller than all of the other kids, Gig was most likely a little weaker than the rest of the kids. I would go to a new school because the kids and teacher had bullied me and I wouldn't have been able to look at the school without worrying about what would happen.
Nischal Bandi's comment, January 30, 2013 4:01 PM
I agree about how you think everywhere you go there is always a bully no matter what age you are. Gig is not the boy's name, and I would think he was substantially weaker and smaller than the other boys in his grade. I think I would move to a different school because I would have a bad relationship with the kids who bullied me, and they would probably continue to bully me. I think John Rosi should have been suspended from teaching for life because it seems clear he is not suitable for teaching or interacting at all with kids.
Addy Hricik's comment, January 30, 2013 4:52 PM
Sorry, I wasn't done, here's the rest.
I think the teacher should have been fired for life because he traumatized the student and didn't stop the other kids from bullying the kid. If I were in the position of the principal or headmaster, I would have fired the man and not waited until a video of the incident was released again.
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1:1000: baby, let's play house

1:1000: baby, let's play house | Abby's Thoughts About Bullying |
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.

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Minnesota Teens Commit Suicide at Slumber Party

Minnesota Teens Commit Suicide at Slumber Party | Abby's Thoughts About Bullying |
Bullying is cited in hanging deaths of two eighth grade girls.
Addy Hricik's insight:

Why do you think that the school expelled Haylee for standing up for Paige in a fight? If you were the pricipal, would you have taken such drastic measures?

If you were in Haylee's place, would you have stood up for Paige if it meant getting expelled? Why did the kids make fun of Paige? Were those things worth causing a person their life, why or why not?

Nischal Bandi's comment, January 30, 2013 3:54 PM
I believe Haylee was expelled from her school for supporting her friend Paige in a fight because the school does not want to support violence, and Haylee supported Paige's violent act. If I was the principal of Haylee's school I would have suspended Paige and Haylee temporarily, but not expelled them. I would not have stuck up for Paige if I were in Haylee's position because supporting a friend and getting expelled does not sound as good as remaining neutral. I don't remember anywhere in the article mentioning Paige being made fun of, but maybe that is why she started a fight. No, in no way was it worth it to make fun of a person's size and hair color for them to lose their own life because they might not agreed with what you thought, but eventually they couldn't take it and killed themselves.
Addy Hricik's comment, January 30, 2013 5:06 PM
I agree with you about suspending Haylee, and also I agree that making fun of the girls until they committed suicide was wrong; but, I disagree with you about why Haylee was expelled, and standing up for Paige. I re-read the article and realized that Haylee was the one bullied, sorry about that error. I believe that Haylee was suspended because the school most likely didn't know the whole story and thought that Haylee was just fighting without a meaningful reason. Also, I would have stood up for Haylee because it seemed as though the girls only had each other as friends, and no one else was a true friend to them.
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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,...
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.