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Why Are Kids So Mean?/Why Bullies Suck

There has been an onslaught of news about bullies in school. Reading these stories makes me truly sick to my stomach because honestly I’ve never witnessed such horrible kids in real life. Maybe it was because I grew up in Oklahoma, but I think my school was pretty nice. Sure there were the unpopular kids/loners but I don’t remember anyone beating them up…they were mostly just left alone and hung out with their own friends. It was hard reading some of these stories and thinking of one day having kids myself and having to worry about this. I’d like to share some of the stories I’ve been reading in hopes that we raise awareness about bullying in schools. I honestly think parents play a huge role in how their kids treat other people. I think it’s so important to just have respect for others…even if they are different from you. And to tell kids that bullying is so not ok.

The first story I read about was actually a blogger that I regularly read. She was forced to move because her daughter was getting bullied at school. I’m so happy to read that she will be moving to Oklahoma…from what I remember of growing up there….it is full of very friendly people! I was very much a minority there being an Asian but I don’t remember experiencing discrimination even once. Maybe I was just lucky but since moving out to LA, I witness discrimination much more out here.

Then I read the story of Phoebe Prince who committed suicide because she was bullied at school. She was only 15 years old. And to make matters worse, read what a mother of one of the bullies has to say. With parents like these of course there are bullies! They are telling their kids it’s ok to exchange mean words because that’s what kids do. At least she didn’t outright tell her to “harm herself”, right?

And lastly, this story has been gaining a lot of attention simply because of the absurdity of it all. First it came out that a high school actually canceled their prom because one of their students was a lesbian and wanted to bring her gf and wear a tuxedo (which was forbidden!). Then it turns out the parents of the students made their own prom and set up a “fake prom” for the lesbian student to attend with 5 other students (2 which had learning disabilities). The REST of the school went to the other prom set up by the parents. I. CAN. NOT. BELIEVE. THIS.

Not one single student told her the truth. Thank god she is graduating and can leave that horrible, backasswards town. I know that not everyone agrees with homosexuality but there is a level of decency that we should all have for each other as human beings.

All of these stories made me so sad…and the worst part is it seems like these bullies don’t even care what they did. For example, after Phoebe (2nd story) committed suicide, the bullies set up a facebook page called “we murdered phoebe prince” and how proud they were. uh??????? Are these kids even human???

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Comment from Hakushaku
Posted: April 8, 2010 at 10:34 am

Wow.

We seriously need to carpet bomb that town. Evacuate the gays and those deaf kids, and then just push the red button.

Maybe instead of a fake prom, they could have just lured the kids into a truck that goes to the glue factory, like Boxer in Animal Farm.

I hope the college admission boards are taking note of the name of this high school.

Haha, but of course, I forget myself. College! This is Itawamba, Mississippi.

I meant the Arby’s admissions board.

Comment from che
Posted: April 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm

the parents of these bullies are the same ones that you see at the mall whose kids are crying their spoiled heads off and the parents just act like its not affecting anyone. they probably believe in just being a friend to their children too rather than a parent first. the best you could do is try to raise your kids to be tough but respectful… and hope they don’t hang out w/ the wrong kids :\

Comment from yang
Posted: April 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm

the prom one just shows how messed up people from that area are. it’s not just one person, but the entire school community!!!

Comment from noone
Posted: November 24, 2010 at 3:10 pm

MESSED UPP!!!! these people don’t even appear to have feelings

Comment from noone
Posted: November 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm

CRUEL CRUEL CRUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!! all of those people

Comment from anna
Posted: June 26, 2011 at 7:42 pm

yeah well bous usually copy their fathers anyway andf even though its bad enough doing that to others nothing worser than doing it to your own mother even if dad does condone it.

Comment from anna
Posted: June 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

i reckon if bulling does become illegal the bully should get thrown in jail and the keys should get thrown away .what you give to others you should get back triple isnt that the law of karma.

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