Last night I watched the news. Last year 3 DISD high school students committed suicide because of bullying.
I knew DISD was bad, but I did not think it was – nor could be – that bad. All schools have bullies, and all schools should have anti-bullying policies; however, there are still many that do not.
According to William, his counselors helped and supported him whilst he was being bullied. If they knew, why didn’t they do anything? Isn’t that a counselor’s job, too? Are school counselors not supposed to confront the school board and actually do something about it? If a mother is said to be drinking and ignoring/abusing the child, she is reported, whereas students caught bullying could get something as small as a Saturday detention rather than suspension.
- a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.
- Archaic . a man hired to do violence.
–verb (used with object)
- to act the bully toward; intimidate; domineer.
Bullying sometimes results in at least one fight or more. Whether it is a verbal or physical fight, the consequences are the same. Therefore, is bullying not fighting? If so, how is it not? I am a victim of bullying. I was the odd girl out. I also admit to bullying someone once because I was jealous of them. I have seen it from both sides. My point is this: If one person is verbally abusing another, especially on school grounds, why do they not always receive consequences?
I understand that schools and teachers cannot “catch every since bully”, but if they could at least catch the majority, maybe schools would have less violence than the amount they have now. Does that make sense?
If you wish to read the news article, it is located at: http://www.wfaa.com/news/DISD-anti-bullying-policy-gets-unanimous-support-109104944.html