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How can we help to prevent bullying?

As a society that revels in TV series such as Honey Boo Boo, Jersey Shore and other "Reality" TV shows, how are we supposed to stop bullying within schools?

If we preach what to do or what not to do when confronted by bullying behaviors, but never follow through with consequences, how can we expect our students to continue to have faith in the faculty's true want to get rid of bullying.

How can we expect our children to stop bullying if we, as grown ups, are watching these shows.... making fun of the people on them, judging them, calling them names?

How can we change the structure of learning to help increase education, not only in the academic sense, but also in the sense of what it means to be a human being?

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  • Mar 17 2013: Bullying, like murder, like theft, like all the bad stuff you get along with life, is not that much of an "evil manifestation' that is resulted from all these hurt little souls or legal restrictions. It's a phenomena, in a world of natural selection our mindset has never really evolved out of the jungle. Bullying is everywhere, only that when it comes to kids we always go awww aren't they so cute...... the question isn't how do we stop bullying, since that is the to ask us to stop being human, the question is how do we face it properly. In fact when we do, bullying is actually a good thing since it gives children some exposure to the hazards of the real world.
    And for that I stand undecided honestly of the "right" way to deal with it, the "an eye for an eye" method sounds very appealing, but then again, what happened to the virtues of "turn your other face?"

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