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GROWING UP IN THE 1940'S AND 1950'S....BULLY-ING WAS NOT ACCEPTED. BACK THEN THE OLD STUDENTS "PROTECTED" THE YOUNGER OR VULNERABLE STUDENTS.
IF THERE WAS A BAD BULLY-ING OCCURANCE....THE STUDENT WAS SUSPENDED THE FIRST TIME OR TWO THEN EXPELLED. THE EXPELLED STUDENTS HAD TO GO TO A SPECIAL "LOCK-DOWN" SCHOOL WITH A BARBED-WIRE ON THE ROOFTOPS SURROUNDING THE ASPHALTED LUNCH AREA. THE TEACHERS WERE ALL MEN. IF YOU WERE TRUANT THEN YOU WENT BEFORE A JUVENILE COURT JUDGE AND WENT TO "REFORM SCHOOL"...WHICH WAS JUST A .....MINI-PRISON.
YOU WANT TO STOP BULLY-ING...............THEN QUIT ...CODDLING THE BULLY'S.....................SHOW SOME ...."TOUGH LOVE"....NOT THE 1960'S....FLOWER-CHILD ....HUGGING AND MENTORING BALONEY...THAT OUR LEFT-WING/SOCIALIST WANNA-BE TEACHERS SHOW THESE BAD KIDS.
BRING BACK..................REFORM SCHOOLS AND HONOR CAMPS.
LIKE OUR WONDERFUL SHERIFF JOE SAYS......"DO THE CRIME AND EXPECT THE TIME"................A WEEK-END IN......"TENT CITY"....WOULD STOP THESE BULLY'S IN NO TIME.
We all need to take action against the source of bullying and let kids, parents, teachers, principals and politicians know that bullying is NOT okay. We all need to do something to make a difference.
An amazing young singer-songwriter named Becca Levy is doing just that.
She has started a music based anti bullying group called Right Now.
Here’s a link to her website that has a video of Becca covering “Right Now” by Van Halen. The purpose of the video is to promote awareness to kids using both music and the Internet. The video begins with a public service announcement and is full of statistics that people of all ages need to see.
Becca lives in Washington, D.C. and just turned sixteen years old.
Not sure we all need to take action. You do if your kid is bullying, your kid is being bullied or your in charge of the kids where the bullying is taking place. The we all need thing is just a throw away line. If everyone is responsible, no one is really responsible. If schools would actuall take a hard stand on hoodlum children and make their parents have to take a day off of work to come deal with them, the problem would likely get fixed quick.
If a kid is caught bullying at school, boy or girl, they should be sentenced to serving one school year as a replacement for the football team's tackling dummie.
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