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Old 01-25-2015, 11:09 AM
 
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If we define bullying so loosely as to include every mean word said to someone, we could even find thousands of examples of bullying here on CityData. I've personally been "bullied" thousands of times on forums and comment sections around the web.
I did not define it as such. The definition of bullying is not mine, and I certainly never claimed to define it. Bullying.org DOES define it, and that is what schools go by. I work for a school, and we take this training (bullying, and harrassment) every single year. And yes, we HAVE to go by that definition. When something like this happens, between school children, yes, we HAVE to intervene. Simply calling someone a name is not bullying, but this was more serious. Surely you see that.


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Calling someone you don't even know a name is bullying or harassment? That seems like a disservice to everyone that goes through actual bullying or harassment.
Like I said, if you never want to be called a name, skip childhood and become a hermit on some abandoned island.
Oh please. I would have to say that this incident really went much further than that. It really was cyberbullying. And as such, it is absolutely something that must be dealt with. I think the father was correct.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:12 AM
 
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I'm not understanding why conservatives have a problem with this man losing his job.
Huh? I am a pretty conservative gal. I have no problem with the guy losing his job.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:14 AM
 
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I did not define it as such. The definition of bullying is not mine, and I certainly never claimed to define it. Bullying.org DOES define it, and that is what schools go by. I work for a school, and we take this training (bullying, and harrassment) every single year. And yes, we HAVE to go by that definition. When something like this happens, between school children, yes, we HAVE to intervene.
If Bullying.org wants to come here and debate the topic they are certainly welcome.

And they want those working in the school to intervene on every mean word said between kids out of school? Wow, talk about focusing on stuff that has nothing to do with school! If a kid in Wyoming calls a kid in Kansas a &^(^*@!#&$#(@(, I guess you guys would step in?




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Oh please. I would have to say that this incident really went much further than that. It really was cyberbullying. And as such, it is absolutely something that must be dealt with. I think the father was correct.
That depends on how you define cyberbullying.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:37 AM
 
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And they want those working in the school to intervene on every mean word said between kids out of school?
Nope. I never stated that either. Look, if you want to learn the guidelines, then go to the website and educate yourself rather than debating here about something that you clearly do NOT know about, do not deal with, and have not had the training to do so.


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Wow, talk about focusing on stuff that has nothing to do with school! If a kid in Wyoming calls a kid in Kansas a &^(^*@!#&$#(@(, I guess you guys would step in?

That depends on how you define cyberbullying.
That is the point. It DOES have a LOT to do with school. Seriously - you clearly have NO idea. And "we" don't define it. Schools have to follow established guidelines on that.
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Old 01-25-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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Nope. I never stated that either. Look, if you want to learn the guidelines, then go to the website and educate yourself rather than debating here about something that you clearly do NOT know about, do not deal with, and have not had the training to do so.
I don't want to go to the website. A website means nothing other than some words some people put together. Why should one need training to define bullying?

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That is the point. It DOES have a LOT to do with school. Seriously - you clearly have NO idea. And "we" don't define it. Schools have to follow established guidelines on that.
So if John from Prince Lake Middle school sees Randy from Harbor Oaks Elementary at the mall and calls him a crackhead, the officials from Prince Lake Middle will step in and escalate this to a case of bullying?
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Old 01-25-2015, 03:52 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Bullying is wrong regardless of whether it's just name calling or physical or anything else. Also being prejudice just because your parents were is no excuse. Learn from the mistakes of others, don't just repeat them.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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Bullying is wrong regardless of whether it's just name calling or physical or anything else. Also being prejudice just because your parents were is no excuse. Learn from the mistakes of others, don't just repeat them.
I would argue that calling someone a name on snapchat is no more bullying than if someone flips you off while driving. I'm not sure how Snapchat works, but if someone is called a name they don't like, can't they simply close out there conversation with someone or even block them if they feel the need?
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:37 PM
 
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That sort of attitude certainly doesn't leave much room for discussion.
Nope, nor was that my intention.
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Old 01-25-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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This thread really makes me feel I made the right decision to learn more about the ignore feature.
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Old 01-25-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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This thread really makes me feel I made the right decision to learn more about the ignore feature.
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