Lord of the Sword, on 15 April 2011 - 04:57 PM, said:
The bullying problem will continue...until one thing happens. The bullies themselves become afraid, and are in fear of their misaerable pathetic excuse of lives. Then, and ONLY then, will bullying cease to be a problem.
But nowadays you have the media constantly covering stories of kids killing themselves over being bullied. Which only empowers the bullies. They can laugh and say to their friends "look what I did, I'm so powerful."
I would much rather the media cover the stories, and I know they have to be out there, of bullies who have had enough, take a gun to school and kill only the bully. Nobody else, just the bullies. Run a few of those type of stories, and maybe, just maybe, bullies will think twice. They'll be like "Sh*t. If I keep screwing with this kid, he might come back with a gun and kill me."
stooping to the bully's level is hardly going to stop the problem, LOTS. look at Columbine....that's what happens when victims take things to the other extreme. do you really want more instances of that?? i don't. there were a couple other school shootings after Columbine that happened for the same reasons and several more attempted ones. it hasn't stopped bullying.
what needs to happen is two things:
a) the schools need to GET OFF THEIR ASSES and institute no tolerance policies and stick to them.
b) what (former) DA Elizabeth Schiebel did with those six little f*ckers in South Hadley, Mass after they bullied Phoebe Prince to death--prosecute, prosecute, prosecute
. because every single element of bullying is a crime and it's high time they started doing something about it instead of making kids suffer and blaming the victims.
it may not stop every instance but a few hundred or thousand stories of little bully bastards and bitches being arrested, hauled into/dragged through court, their worthless parents having to pay out the ass in legal fees, and some of them being put behind bars is much more likely to make other bullies think twice because "hmmm i could end up in jail and/or with a record like them, which means no college, no job, no chance at a future."