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Anti-Bullying Zealots Lie While Trying to Stigmatize Bullies

 
 
Reply Thu 29 Mar, 2012 07:16 pm
The Problem With Bully

The new documentary dangerously oversimplifies the connection between bullying and suicide.
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I wish I could also laud his approach to suicide, but I can’t. At the heart of the documentary are the deaths of two boys, 11-year-old Ty Smalley and 17-year-old Tyler Long. Hirsch dwells on the Long narrative, in a drawn-out opening sequence narrated by Long’s father and in several other painful scenes. We see home video of Tyler growing up in Murray County, Ga. We see his parents at his gravesite. We hear that bullying—and bullying alone—caused his death. We see a town hall meeting at which Tyler’s mother blasts the police officer stationed at his school, Murray County High, for failing to help her son.
What we don’t see is Tyler’s mental health history. Here’s some of what’s missing. Tyler, who died when he was a junior, was diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder, and Asperger’s (autism with a normal to high IQ) in sixth grade. Five weeks before his death, Tyler’s father found him in his room “messing” with belts and asked his son if he was contemplating suicide. Tyler said no, and his parents believed him. About two weeks later, however, on Sept. 25, 2009, the Longs took Tyler to see a psychologist, at least in part because he wanted to go. Tyler’s parents, Tina and David, didn’t tell the psychologist about their suicide concerns or report that their son was being mistreated in school, even though the psychologist asked about this specifically. (The Longs also didn’t tell the school that Tyler might be suicidal, or that he’d gone for counseling.)

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/bulle/2012/03/bully_documentary_lee_hirsch_s_film_dangerously_oversimplifies_the_connection_between_bullying_and_suicide_.html

The Lie of Omission...something that we see routinely from the Utopia builders. And as usual the alleged victim is assigned no responsibility for the outcome.
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rumiakter19
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 10:08 am
@hawkeye10,
The New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill associated with Rights Act, also called P.L. 2010, Phase 122, is a plan lately produced by Nj legislature to be able to fight bullying in public areas colleges through the condition. This particular behave is definitely an expansion from the state’s original anti-bullying law, In.L.S.A. 18A:37-13, that was first enacted within 2002. Both the Nj-new jersey Residence of Representatives and also the United states senate handed what the law states unanimously in The fall of This year and Governor Christie agreed upon into your market about The month of january Five, 2011. What the law states begun to take effect at the beginning of the 2011 school year. In addition to each Democratic and also Republican legislators, businesses for example Backyard State Equal rights, the particular Anti-Defamation League of recent Jersey, and the New Jersey Coalition regarding Bullying Awareness and also Avoidance done making this policy. The particular Anti-Bullying Expenses associated with Legal rights supplies a strong and also comprehensive definition of violence. The new bill’s description not merely identifies violence like a harmful actions towards one more student, however as any act in which impedes over a student’s privileges at school. In addition to determining violence much more obviously, the new invoice will require that all public university, including higher education organizations, statement every case regarding bullying or tease towards the condition. Spoken reports should be given to principals at the time of an noticed occurrence along with a composed statement has to be provided inside a couple of days. Households has to be notified, along with the superintendent of universities, as well as an study must take location inside ten days of the incident. Universities should also possess a strategy that traces how they may tackle bullying and many types of teachers and administrators must be educated to identify and react to violence.

As well as ensuring that colleges are prepared to identify and also statement violence, the particular Anti-Bullying Expenses regarding Privileges additionally requires methods to ensure that schools are creating a positive atmosphere for college kids. The law necessitates that each college provide an anti-bullying expert along with a college basic safety group. These individuals need to work to give a secure and welcoming environment for those students. In addition, the very first 7 days in October may be specified because the “Week of Respect”. In this few days, schools are usually asked to train regarding violence as well as nuisance to help make students more aware of the complexities as well as outcomes of violence.
rumiakter19
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 10:08 am
@rumiakter19,
In 2002, Nj-new jersey developed an anti-bullying regulation which was among the first available today. Through the 12 months 2002, New Jersey, in addition to Fourteen additional declares, had passed anti-bullying laws and regulations. Most says created these regulations responding with a quantity of high school shootings that took place through the entire 1990s, probably the most widely known getting the particular Columbine High School massacre. There was a lot conjecture and also investigation after these kinds of shootings about what brought on these phones occur. Research has discovered intimidation being 1 reason behind this kind of tragedies and also schools noticed the requirement to enact anti-bullying policies. Research has discovered that any time pupils assault their particular other class mates, it really is usually strongly linked with the fact these folks were over used and also bullied simply by their particular peers. The brand new Hat anti-bullying regulation of 2002 has been probably the most thorough procedures that not only identified intimidation but additionally led teachers in managing occurrences in their classrooms. As well as Nj, Connecticut as well as Ga furthermore enacted rigid anti-bullying laws in the early 2000s. While most of those regulations introduced in the beginning with the Twenty-first century supplied tiny direction with regard to universities to manage bullying, the New Jacket legislation mandated the credit reporting associated with occurrences regarding pestering or even intimidation.
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rumiakter19
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 10:09 am
@rumiakter19,
Even though Fresh Jersey’s anti-bullying laws has been very comprehensive around 2000, a number of occasions proven otherwise because robust because it must be to guard pupils. The initial event which begun to reveal the actual law’s weaknesses was a court docket situation in '07 from the Toms Lake Regional Colleges Board regarding Training. Trainees inside a Toms River school was being bullied as a result of their “perceived sex orientation” and also the harassment grew to become so serious which he was instructed to exchange to a new school. The situation has been delivered to the brand new Hat Top court who decided, “that a school area can be accused of damage, beneath the Regulation Against Splendour (LAD), because of not reacting moderately in order to bias-based student-on-student violence as well as nuisance that produces a inhospitable educational surroundings.” This particular judgment introduced the issue associated with violence to the State’s attention and also result in the creation of the newest Hat Fee on Intimidation within Universities. In 2009, the particular Fee given a written report, “There Isn’t a minute to Lose”, which usually defined required authorized and also plan reforms to improve New Jersey’s reaction to violence. Based on the Training Regulation Heart, this kind of report “heavily influenced” the development of the actual Anti-Bullying Expenses regarding Privileges. In addition to the legal and governmental findings in between 07 and Last year, which usually exposed the need for a modification of policy, there was clearly also a fresh influx regarding intimidation taking place on the net that was not addressed inside the 2002 regulation. Cyber-bullying, that is defined as using the Internet and engineering in order to deliberately damage others, is now a concern nowadays. A majority of young adults use the Internet on a regular basis, within chat rooms, on websites online, or im. The net provides each an private as well as infinite audience regarding cyber bullies to access, that modifications the character associated with bullying and also schools’ essential reactions in order to these kinds of situations. Internet bullying provides triggered a number of incidents associated with teen destruction, probably the most openly identified becoming the committing suicide of a Rutgers Student, Tyler Clementi. This event reignited the public’s interest towards intimidation and also the policies that should be carried out to safeguard students. Nj legislators reacted through unanimously assisting the brand new Jersey Anti-Bullying Expenses of Rights Work.
rumiakter19
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 10:13 am
@rumiakter19,
Forty-seven states in the United States have passed school anti-bullying legislation, the first being Georgia within 1999. The one express without anti-bullying legal guidelines will be Mt. A watch dog firm known as Bully Law enforcement officials USA supporters with regard to and also studies upon anti-bullying laws.
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rumiakter19
 
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Reply Tue 17 Apr, 2012 10:13 am
@rumiakter19,
North Dakota's legislature handed as well as Gov. Jack Dalrymple authorized the expenses in to legislation 04 Twenty two, 2011, which defines intimidation in state guiidelines and outlines prevention guidelines regarding N . Dakota community colleges. Northern Dakota has been recognized for fresh regulation. Prior to it's passageway, North Dakota was lacking anti-bullying legal guidelines.
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