Bullying is a Safety Issue :
From the School Building to the Home Life :
Keeping Kids Safe Everywhere
Bullying tends to begin with some sort of unwanted label upon someone, and the label is used over and over again. I like to keep my posts short and to the point. If the word or repeated unwanted expression was or is a racial slur, then the bullying tends to be taken more seriously as it could be linked and called a "hate crime" . In this same fashion, bullying words should also be linked as "hate words". Once someone is repeatedly picked on and the aggressor is using the same words and/or synonyms of words over and over in order to harass a person then leaders need to realize this is similar to a hate crime. The leaders [ principals, head masters, head mistresses, superintendents, pastors, bishops etc....] need to sit down with parents of the aggressor and spell this out to them. "If this does not stop we have to get the police involved." The goal here, is to stop this behavior, and this is a way to stop it. Parents do not want to have juvenile court records on their child. If they really do care, the parents of the aggressor will make the behavior stop. If the parents do nothing ,then that is the family who really should be encouraged to find another place to educate their child. This is part of education. Remember, Children see how adults handle problems. This is part of the education of our kids. Are we really handling problems the way we want them to handle the very same problems in the future? This problem leads to other violent problems like suicide and or built up aggression toward unsolved problems that can lead to violence on others. One day our kids just may be having to handle a bullying problem in the nursing home. Think about it. #LivLife Stop Bullying Everywhere !
I am writing this as a thinking point on a current news report : parents sue catholic school over bullying
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