Thursday, April 4, 2013
Last week the Cap Times had an article discussing how bullying can affect you for life according to recent studies. They said that both parties are affected, which I highly doubt but that was their contention. That somehow those of us that are victims need to feel sorry for the perpetrators. I for one am not going to do that. While I was contemplating these things I had the opportunity to watch the movie Bully. I don't understand why it was so controversial when it came out. It appears that not much has changed in all of the years since I was in the grade schools. Teachers and administrators continue to fail to do the right thing. There is a scene in that movie where a kid was beaten by another (he says that he was picked on continuously) the principle wants the two to shake hands and for the one to accept the apology. The one kid wouldn't do it because he knew the other was not sincere. She told that kid he was just like the bully. Really how does this women still have a job. Then there was the kid who was tormented and pulled a gun, the police charged her with 47 counts, crazy. In the end the bullies get away with bullying. Something needs to be done. I actually think that the different education options have helped some escape from the bullying situation but you need parents to know what is going on so that they can move the kid out of school or to an online school. While not ideal it is a start.