Bullying At School (4 part series)
- Part 1 - Principals Can Be Bullies Too
- Part 2 - When Teachers Are Your Child's Bully
- Part 3 - When Life is Your Childs Bully At School
- Part 4 - Street Smart Kidz Plan To Stop Bullying In Schools
When Life Is Your Child's Bully At School
Good Evening Parents! I've had a very productive week concerning Bullying. I was able to chat with a High School Principal in St. Johns, NFLD. A wonderful School Counselour from Toronto and a "highly respected, cutting edge High School Principal" from Comox, B.C.
It's interesting that the only differences between the 4 of us were our accents and the weather we are dealing with. Otherwise, the main topic is Bullying and what to do about it. Whats effective? What isn't? Since we have now talked to over 100 School Principals at lenght, Elementry and Secondary, what is the definition of Bullying in B.C. compared to the definition of Bullying in Alberta? Or Ontario? Or NFLD? For additional thought, are you aware the definition is completely different from Province to Province, District to District, Division to Division and Block to Block not to mention Street to Street. Really!
Two Schools face each other in B.C. If a grade 7 girl walks up to a classmate and punches a girl in her in the face her punishment may be 2 days suspension. Across the street at the other school, same infraction gets you a lecture and counseling. Two miles down the road, it's a automatic 1 week suspension.
Our kids know this. They know the penalties before they commit their actions. 35% of the time in our inner cities, beatings have been requested/ordered from a school 4 blocks away as a favour or payment of some kind. So how did your Child learn this disgusting behaviour? How did my Child learn to be so vicious? WHAT WENT WRONG!
Consider This Plague, Review, How Did It Get In My House
Did Simon Cowell get in: "you suck", "your wasting my time", " you are the most pitiful piece of garbage to grace our stage" - Americon Idol taught our kids, why be polite, when you can destroy and make $40 million a year, sarcasm is a profitable art form.
Kate plus Eight: taught our kids relationships crash and burn, but it was a public event, to maximize revenue, and our kids went along for the ride becoming cynical as they saw through the pathetic ruse
Did you have a screen that rejected "Survivor", the game show that taught all of our kids, if you lie, cheat, backstab your friends and maybe sleep with them, you could win a million dollars?
Dear God, did they see a episode of the QUEENS of WHITE TRASH, "The KARDASHIANS".
OK! We can control this insanity. Go to the Food Channel. Must be a safe Channel. Then we learn all the swear words Gordon Ramsey can say in a sentence.
I'm sitting with my child, and I say, "there is better on let's change the channel", she smile's and says "Dad, I've heard it all" and goes to her room to listen to tunes.
Our kids are growing up in a "Reality TV" world. Where the ratings only stay high if you insult, put down and denegrade a person to tears. They get hooked on shows that call kids idiots, garbage, your wasting my valueable time and taught if your not smart enough to con your best friend, your a idiot!
And we wonder where it all went wrong, and why we can't understand our own kids. This certainly isn't a answer by any means. This is only the first layer of the onion, with many to be pulled back. I hope you will stay with us, as we desparetly try to find answers and conclusions.
We wait and hope for your thoughts! Next week, "OUR ANSWERS" to this plague!