Bullies now face fines and possible jail time for calling people names in Hanna, Alta. and their followers who cheer on their taunts could be forced to pay up, too.
Full story: Name calling bullies face fines in Hanna, Alta.
Are bullying problems out of control?
I understand that the teachers are tired and "underpaid" (because it is not relevant if I agree with that or not - perception is reality and that is what the teachers perceive) but they need to step in and step up and protect the children that need it.
Maybe children need to be removed from school and not allowed back if they have a history of bullying. Relying on a bully's parents to try and stop them is totally not the answer however, because their parents are the ones who made them the little monsters that they are in the first place.
As a side note... all of the ridiculous back and forth between the people on this comment string who clearly have nothing better to do then type their fingers raw so that they can see their names displayed on the internet need to stop it. Half of your comments have nothing to do with the topic at hand and, as I have seen before on here, if you want to have your own blog…go start one, and save us all from having to read your poorly written, unnecessarily argumentative, bizarre tirades.
pelzbelz, 2012-06-20 16:52:48
I spanked my kids too! And guess what, they are respectful and obedient. Only had to spank a few times and now they know I mean business.
As for the bullies they encounter... My kids are instructed as follows...
to my boy... "aim for the nose and swing hard!"
to my little girl... "use those nails and aim for the eyes."
Already had to deal with my boy getting punished for defending himself against a bully at school... Bloodied the bullies nose.
The school suspended him. At home he got ice cream and pats on tha back from his proud dad(me).
He hasn't been bullied since.
Tim, 2012-06-20 15:51:09
I don't care what anyone says, It works, so shutup or you'll catch a beating.
and yes i spanked my kids too. all three of them on many occasions and you know what. IT WORKED!
an, 2012-06-19 10:11:59
I agree with comment by: Battletoadcanada, 2012-05-20 16:36:33.
Bullying is easier now because the kids being bullied are taught not to stand up for themselves and those that do get in bigger trouble than the bully. Which doesn't change much as you grow up. If you shoot an intruder in your home to protect your family you are in bigger trouble than the intruder.
Schools need to be allowed more "hands on" discipline and allow those oppressed to stand up for themselves.
Redneck Larry, 2012-06-19 09:13:52
The idea that if the school guidance counselor talks to the bully it will all go away is idiocy in its highest form, all it does is alert the bully that he or she is being watched and the location of the bullying changes from the school ground to the walk home.
Don’t forget that to be a “bully” in the first place you have to be a borderline psychopath, taking pleasure in the pain of others, so a group hug, a kiss on the cheek and a note to mumsie and dadsie is going to have absolutely no effect with the possible exception of comedic.
Bill Kimber, 2012-06-19 09:10:07
No more bullied kids and school kids can go about their work.
Jon, 2012-06-18 23:33:04