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Shawn James Jr.

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What do you guys say about bullying?

I just want to know what perspectives people have on the whole thing being as though it’s nothing new to us, but something that has been around for years and was just frowned upon. There is no wrong answer to this question. I just want to hear your input.

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    Jul 9 2011: I think bullying is indeed an old problem but as societies mature they need to adapt to greater social consciousness. I have an autistic son who is 12 years old and he's not yet encountered this and his school has a zero tolerance policy. But a friend of his in another school has been bullied to the extent that police were called, suspensions administered and yet the bullying continued. That kid had to change schools because the school would not protect or defend him. It impaired this child's learning experience. So, yes I think it's a real issue.

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