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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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US Bullying Emergency Room Visits Down

Nowadays, fewer kids are ending up in US emergency rooms as a result of violence in school, but fights with classmates are still responsible for about 100,000 such visits each year. This accounts for about 10 percent of all in-school injuries. These injuries tend to be more severe, with a greater risk of hospitalization than accidental ones. Boys and minority students are the most frequent bullying victims that need emergency medical attention. More...
HasmukhDoshi
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:27:25 AM
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Bullying injury is a very serious matter.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:30:04 AM
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Bullying is a serious matter! I agree Hasmu. I don't know what change has made it more severe. When we were in school we fought a lot. There were no Police or emergency room visits. We took our black eyes and bloody noses home. I once had a hole in my cheek and missed school the next day out of embarrassment.

One kid used to bully me until I challenged him, then he stopped.

Bullying is bad.
CheVegas ☁️ ✈ ☁️
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 7:44:45 AM

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Absurdicuss wrote:
...I don't know what change has made it more severe.


Media attention, and documentaries like this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1682181/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

...which led to school staff and parent awareness, which led to educating the kids on why it is wrong.

A nice example of how mass media can help society when it pulls its head out of its A$$.
thar
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 8:43:43 AM

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I agree, bullying is a soul-destroying thing.

But I question their assumption that school injuries are all either accidental or bullying. What about violence between equals, two violent people who both want to pick a fight? That is not what I call bullying.

In fact, although I know very little about it, I would suggest that a lot of bullying is the stuff that does not get to the violence and emergency room level, because it is the threat of violence that is the bully tactic.

But from a quick read of the article, that seems to be what they are saying - that any deliberate violence is bullying.
Guto André
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:17:09 AM

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I miss the time when bullying was just way of joking with my friends.
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 9:25:31 AM

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Guto André wrote:
I miss the time when bullying was just way of joking with my friends.


That isn't bullying. This is bullying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isfn4OxCPQs

"Casey," however, had the resources to stop it. If it was the little kid on the receiving end, he would be in a tough situation.

Parents: Teach your kids it ain't cool. Shame on you
Professor
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:15:18 AM

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Chevegas wrote:
Guto André wrote:
I miss the time when bullying was just way of joking with my friends.


That isn't bullying. This is bullying: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isfn4OxCPQs

"Casey," however, had the resources to stop it. If it was the little kid on the receiving end, he would be in a tough situation.

Parents: Teach your kids it ain't cool. Shame on you


Mankind has not changed in 10,000 years. There has always been bullying and I am afraid it will not change in the foreseeable future. If we can't change mankind, then maybe we can change the man in the mirror, and those around us to be more tolerant and as Chevegas puts it, "teach your family it ain't cool."
GreenBanana
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:33:57 AM

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I would suggest that the majority of damage from bullying is emotional, and that the authors should realize that.
E_MaN101
Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 1:03:53 PM
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Bullying should be a crime. A hate crime. Penal charges. That is what I think.

-Manny
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Posted: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:22:43 AM

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E_MaN101 wrote:
Bullying should be a crime. A hate crime. Penal charges. That is what I think.

-Manny


I think that might be overdoing it. It's mostly kids; they need to be instructed on civility and respect.

In the end, we're animals...trying to be good humans.
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