Sharp drop seen in children’s bullying

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  1. SpencimusPrime

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    Sharp drop seen in children?s bullying - Kids and parenting- msnbc.com

     
  2. Tyrannosaur

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    Good thing too. As you progress through school, kids become too held up with work and have no time to be a jack ass.
     
  3. grimlock1972

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    Indeed good news as one who was bullied for no reason I applaud this.
     
  4. joebot.

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    I was just asking my girlfriend about this as she is student teaching at a middle school. She said that she had not seen it. Great news
     
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    What if the bullies are just threatening them into giving false data on a survey? :S

    Still, good news I guess, though it only covers physical bullying, not mental, which is arguably more common anyway. The statement in the article that bullying against gay or lesbian students remaining constant is also disheartening.
     
  6. Nachtsider

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    I hope this is because bullies are beginning to realize that someday, their victims might come to school packing heat and aiming to beat the high score.
     
  7. Team Jetfire

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    I think the title is miss leading. Physical Bulling is really only one piece of the equation. I think the Non-physical bullying can be just as hard on the kid being bullied...maybe even worse.

    But I guess it is good news for the kids getting the swirlies...
     
  8. Mr. Sparklebot

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    True. Cyber-bullying on Facebook, Myspace and such was actually a big problem at my old high school a few years back.
     
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    It's good to hear the physical bullying is declining...now they oughtta do something about emotional/cyber bullying. >>;
     
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    *Cracks knuckles* Good, looks like those nerds are keeping their mouths shut.

    Yeah, I think this is just a side-effect of the crazed zero tolerance for physical violence. I doubt the whole spectrum of bullying, the social and mental stuff, has gone down much, considering we see the occasional suicide from cyber-bullying.

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    we had no internets available to the school when I was in high school, and I graduated in '98, so no cyber bullying. The fact that one third of the students were on parole might have had something to do with the low bullying level.
     
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    The lower bullying rate just proves to me that the next generation is just full of pussies.








    Seriously though, good to hear that physical bullying is down.
     
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    I was a victim of bullying in middle school and pretty severely, too. Both mental and physical. I even had one kid kick me so hard in the lower back he bruised a kidney.

    The mental aspect is what does the biggest harm and what can greatly affect someone later on. Now, I turn it around into an advantage? So what if I was mentally abused? Getting through it helped me to be a stronger person after it, and more resilient against rude or snide comments against me as an adult.

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    I'm glad to hear it.
     
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    i always loved bullies kicking them in the face that is. i started skating at an early age which gave me really strong legs. id get picked on they got kicked in the face the look of shock was priceless. ive got to get my sons skating
     
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    I call misleading and bullshit on this.

    Kids are assholes and will always be assholes. The physical bulling (Wedgies, beatings, Swirlies, Locker Stuffings, etc) may be on decline, but other forms are taking its place. Kids are still teased verbally and mentally harassed via the internet.

    It is still very prevalent.. it has just changed forms..
     
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    Yea, physically bullying is on a decline...because kids stay home all day bullying others through facebook or on video games and crap like that. Kids don't go out anymore so they can't physically beat each other up.
     
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    "Remember kids, getting outside and picking on someone smaller than you is a healthy part of an active lifestyle!"

    I really do wish these news briefs posted links to the actual study, so we could see the full results and not have to speculate.
     
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    Good, I hope this trend will continue.
     
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    As Nacthsider put it, I agree with that. I've think after the recent school shootings nearly everyone has realized that "The kid you harrass today will be the one who shoots you and everyone up tomorrow" I feel bad for those who actually do that stuff. If you're bullied constantly to the point where you end up planning to kill everyone you've gone through some rough shit. Kids in my school have gotten expelled for threatening to do that.

    Of course not every school shooting was the result of bullying. Wasn't there one in Norway (Or some European country close to that) where these social-darwinist kids killed a whole bunch of students? TheAmazingAtheist on YouTube was right about that all along. They really should have kept an eye on those kids.
     

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