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Edited by Recon Number 54: 10/23/2013 4:28:42 PM
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ProTip: If a school district want to show "anti-bullying" videos....

[url=http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/sparks-school-shooting-anti-bullying-video-student-article-1.1493905]Carefully review the content of the video and consider the decision-making abilities of the audience that you intend to have watch the video[/url]. [quote]Amaya Newton, an eighth grader at the Nevada school, says the boy was often mistreated by fellow students and that the video showing a bullied girl retaliating with a gun in the days before may have "gotten into his head."[/quote] In another instance. [quote]Lewis' son, Jordan, shot himself at his mother's house on Oct. 18 - one day after allegedly watching a bullying video that ended with the victim committing suicide.[/quote] My point is that a mature and reasonable person (more likely to be adults, but there ARE some mature and reasonable adolescents) can watch a video that dramatizes a bullying scenario, see that it portrays an outcome of suicide or murder, that a mature and reasonable person would view those outcomes as "tragic, non-desirable, and a really bad end". However, a less mature individual, whose decision making skills are still developing or are poor, could see that same dramatization and NOT see those resolutions (murder and/or suicide) as "poor choices" or "not a good course of action". They could view them as "hey, this closed and resolved the situation" and consider it as a potential "solution" instead of a "tragedy that should be avoided at all costs". I am not pretending that I am capable of "getting into the head" of young people with troubles. I am saying that I remember when I had poor decision making skills and would have possibly viewed such portrayals as a "option worth considering" instead of the intent of the film-makers and school district which is to show that those actions are "tragic, poor choices that no one should feel they should resort to".
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  • I was bullied from 2nd grade till 7th grade and never once thought about committing suicide. Now, thinking about inflicting harm on the bullies? Hell yeah and I ended up fighting them as a result.
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  • In my school, we don't bully undesireables. We just ignore them, which I'm not saying is any better, but hey. If he kills himself, then you atleast know you literally didn't do anything to him. The most agressive things we do are between friends, and everyone is expected to realize that if you're screwing around, your gonna get screwed with. In other words, we do mean stuff to each other, but only with friends. If I knock your book out of your hand, I'll expect mine to be knocked off of my hand aswell, and you know what? We all laugh about it.
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  • Our bullying videos are so horrible that it just makes you laugh. I mean is knocking a persons book out of their hands bullying? Sure it's not nice, but so what. I've fallen down stairs a few times and now I'm made "fun of" every once in a while for it. I'm not sitting here loading my gun, tying the noose, or swallowing the pills from it I just laugh at my own stupidity and try to be a little more attentive when I use the stairs.
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    • lol I can see it now. "WOO CHECK THE GLOCK ON THAT MOTHER-blam!-ER I GUESS WE CAN SAY THOSE BULLIES "LEARNED THEIR LESSON" IT'S FUNNY CAUSE SCHOOL"
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    • I dont care about this stuff anymore. People are crazy, and are continuing to get crazier and crazier.
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      • inb4 Lonepaul comes out with his bullshit "its natural selection when kids who are bullied commit suicide" idea.
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      • This here is right.
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      • Surely the teacher (or whoever showed the vid ) followed it up with some sort of discussion or explanation ?
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      • Exactly, all the anti bullying that's needed is for the parents to have to pay several hundred dollars for the kid to go through politeness classes.
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      • Schools today handle anti-bullying so terribly, often people who get bullied get in serious trouble due to zero tolerance policies or are not taken seriously and told to deal with it.
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      • This could definitely have been a contributing factor. Children of this age don't have a developed frontal lobe; you can't expect them to act rationally.
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      • The problem is that people expect mentally ill people to act rationally and, well, not like someone who's mentally ill.
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      • Perhaps this is why we are getting more school shootings. Are the victims becoming bolder? Have they found some courage that instead of committing suicide, gives them the willpower to commit homicide? Just speculation, but this would make some sense.
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      • You make a very valid point.
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      • Dang.
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      • He was such an hero.
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        • Edited by coolmike699: 10/24/2013 1:38:10 AM
          The bullied kid retaliating with violence is nothing new at all. It's a cliche that shows up over and over again in a wide variety of media.l
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        • [quote]a mature and reasonable person would view those outcomes as "tragic, non-desirable, and a really bad end".[/quote]Oh lol.
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        • Edited by Turtlenomad: 10/24/2013 1:34:19 AM
          It all boils down to things like maturity really, some people aren't as mature as they should be. It's hard to really realize that.
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        • [quote]Amaya Newton, right, an eighth-grader at Sparks Middle School, says an anti-bullying video may have taught the shooter it was easier to scare bullies than to tell a teacher.[/quote] psst this might not be a problem if teachers actually did fu­ck all about bullying
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