(Closed) kick a ginger day actually exists???

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

And this is how things like Columbine happen.  Kids are singled out, bullied, then come to school with an AK-47.

It is apalling that kids are actually making this a real thing.  Obviously the satire was a little too subtle for them.  That said if my kid was involved in something like that there would be some SERIOUS consequences!

What would you do if your kid was involved?

I would make them stand outside of school the entire length of their suspension with a sign that says “I am a bully.  I was suspended for assaulting another student because they look different.”  Depending on just HOW involved, I might even call the local papers to take photos and do a story on it.  And then I would make them volunteer somewhere appropriate to take up any free time they might spend with their “friends” outside of school.  If they are going to be grounded, they are going to make that time worthwhile!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m so disgusted, I saw this ONTHE PAPER while living in Canada 2 years ago. Of course the article was ranting the ocassion but seriously? Are kids this dumbheads?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow. Just wow

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I hope they are formally charged as having committed a hate crime and these students are truly “disciplined.” This is appaling.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MightySapphire: That’s a really good strategy. I know you all love your kids but if they’re doing this now what will they do later? I bet that if you punish them this way they’ll get it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Poor girls. That is awful…

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I know there were JOKES about stuff like this at my HS, but it was started by the “ginger” kids. That is horrific. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)

@MightySapphire: GREAT ideas for a very worthwhile punishment. 

And what are these 14-year-olds doing watching South Park anyway? Maybe my parents were just old-fashioned, but I was not allowed to watch stuff like that when I was 14. And clearly things didn’t work out all that well for these kids. Subtlety like that is generally lost on teenagers. 

I’m just appalled.  I’m glad that steps are being taken to punish the perpetrators, and I hope that violence like this will be prevented in the future. It just breaks my heart. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This exact type of incident has happened every year because of this. When I was in middle school kids were watching South Park- I doubt any of them got any “jokes”, they just liked being rebellious and swearing. Somehow people have come to accept this and it’s so ridiculous, those students should definitely be punished farther than a football game.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

If I ever found out that my child (my someday child, since I have not had children yet), there would be hell to pay. If they kicked a student for any reason, they would be ground forever and they would have some serious community sevice. For example, if they picked on a gay student, I would probably make them volunteer at a LGBT charity. Etc. It’s so sad that now a days that kids just are not really held responsible for their actions. They are just being dismissed as “what kids do” without realized that it really hurts the child being bullied.

There is a case going on here in Iowa where a child was being bullied. A lady that saw it and took the bully to the office got fired. And the principal put the child being bulling into counseling to be taught “coping mechanisms” instead of dealing with the real problem: The bully.

When will it stop?

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@doily: Right on with the volunteering at a LGBT charity!  That is my strategy, appropriate volunteering.  So if it is bullying kids for looking different, maybe have them volunteer with a big brother/big sister group.  Or if it was being mean to an animal, have them work at an animal shelter.  God help me if my kids are capable of something like this, but I would attempt to give them a better perspective by making them see the other side of things.  And if it didn’t work, at least they wouldn’t have any time to think of mean things to do to people.

I’m a firm believer in public humiliation as a learning tool for your kids.  Make them feel ashamed of what they did, and you got your point across.  It’s when kids can’t see what they did wrong that they never learn.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Shocking.  Absolutely shocking and disgusting that people think this behaviour is ok.  What scares me more than anything is the stuff kids do “as a joke” and the mob mentality that quickly follows, resulting in a serious situation such as this.  What on earth is wrong with the world?  I’m sorry, I know I sound like a little old lady, but what ever happened to the days where kids were taught values and respect?  It makes me sick.  

 

@MightySapphire:  love, love, LOVE your idea for punishment.   If my child ever thought it was ok to humiliate someone else, I would show them what humiliation feels like.    I don’t think it’s appropriate in every situation but in this case, absolutely.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I was horribly bullied in Year 8 and 9, for so many things, because my mum is gay, because I have red curly hair, because I couldn’t afford the latest “cool” jeans, etc. After being on the receiving end of bullying I would be so ashamed if my child bullied another. I’d hope that I would have taught them well enough to not be a bully, but if they did turn out like that there would be serious consequences. They could say goodbye to hanging out with their friends, and I’d definately be getting them to volunteer with or educate themselves on the group they are bullying.

When I was 14 a girl tried to set my hair on fire with a can of deodorant and a cigarette lighter. The schools solution was to put us in the same room together to ‘talk out our feelings’ and telling me to stay away from her. Its been 8 years and I still get really self concious when I’m in group situations that people don’t like me.

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