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Eyes on Bullying

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Tobe Umerah's comment, January 29, 2013 10:45 PM
Why do you think most bystanders fail to stop the bully? Does the bully, the victim, or the bystander have the most important role? Why? How can a helpful bystander's actions (i.e. telling a teacher) be good AND bad for the victim (or the bystander). Why do you think bystanders are there in the first place? Try to relate to a bystander; have you ever had a personal experience being a bystander? If so, what went through your head as you watched?
Ellie Cleveland's comment, January 30, 2013 9:17 AM
After reading this article, I know that bystanders have pressure to participate in the bullying, they also might have anxiety about speaking to anyone about the bullying, they may feel powerlessness to stop bullying, and many more reasons not to stop the bully. The article says that helpful bystanders have the power to play a key role in preventing or stopping bullying. I agree with this because the victim probably feels powerless to the bully and the bully probably feels all the power in the world. The only thing that can help an act of bullying isn`t after or before it, it`s during the act. The only other people there beside the bully and the victim is the bystander. A bystander`s actions can be good if they do the right thing, tell a teacher or an adult. Also, bystanders may not do anything which is a bad thing. They will do nothing because, they may feel pressure to participate in the bullying, anxiety about speaking to anyone about the bullying, or they might feel powerlessness to stop bullying. I think bystanders are there by just being at the wrong placde at the wrong time. I have not had any personal experience being a bystander, therefore I can`t relate to one. I like this article because it isn`t about being the victim of bullying it`s about what you can do to help the vitim.
Tobe Umerah's comment, January 30, 2013 7:53 PM
What you said about why bystanders fail to stop bullying is very true. It's normal to feel scared to stand up to a bully, or sometimes, pressure makes them could join bully. I also thought your response to why being a bystander is good and bad was brilliant, but one thing that I would add is that if a bystander tells an adult, the bully might start bullying the victim and the bystander as well with more brutality. I also absolutely agree with Ellie when she said a bystander has the most important role in a scenario with a bully, a victim, and a bystander. The bystander has the power to modify the outcome of the situation, most importantly, during the situation.
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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.

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Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter | Scholastic.com

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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!