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(51) Bobby5000, March 30, 2016 12:32 PM

confronting bullying

Inspirational video that deals partly with bullying. Some suggestions about dealing with it.

1. Do not ignore it. If you ignore it, the bullying gets worse, other join, self-esteem plummets, and teachers pretend not to notice. A child needs to respond and for boys this means the willingness to fight. That means having someone teach you how to fight because it is a skill like math, reading, and language, with skills acquired through hours of learning and practice. Be careful of tedious judo and karate classes and instead learn the specifics of fighting, a head butt on the nose can be effective like stamping the small bones of a foot.

2.Improve social skills. Boys generally need to learn to listen and agree, and wear clothes that match social morays. One boy could be assertive and opinionated, but I was not aware of bullying- I later learned he had been in 10 fights which was smart on his part. If you say A, you must say B. If you are a boy and are getting in arguments, you must be ready to fight.

3. It is impossible to underestimate teacher's concern for bullying victims. Teachers intervening was rare, but at back to school conferences, discussion of teacher's salaries not uncommon. They get involved with things important to them.

(50) Sarah, March 28, 2016 5:37 AM

Wow. This was so powerful for me.
I've been bullied many times over, and this video was so real.
Thank you.

(49) Anonymous, March 27, 2016 8:25 PM


(48) Anonymous, March 27, 2016 7:28 PM

My life in seven minutes and thirty seconds

You must have lived it to be able to describe it so well. Unless you were following me around my entire life, how could you know? Every word and detail tells the story of my life. Today at 65 years old, I have gotten through all the hard stuff and persevered. I am who I am, sensitive and kind because I know how it feels.
There will always be the scars but they are buried so deep and hidden so well, no one can see them. I wonder how much different things would have been "if" but I endure and can say I have a good life.

(47) Sarah, July 30, 2014 4:54 PM

Wow! What a powerful video.

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