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Bullying

Bullying is very much in the news these days … with recent stories about young people committing suicide after being ridiculed on the Internet. Last week we had the story of alleged bullying at a local high school, where it was claimed a football player was beaten with the buckle-end of belts by his teammates. If it’s true, that is some pretty nasty stuff. The incident is going to court.
All Kansas school districts are legally bound to have a bullying policy, but that doesn’t mean that every student or faculty member has read it or will obey it. I’ve got a feeling heads will roll at that local school.
Bullying is defined as one person or group controlling or dominating another in a harmful way. Wichita school security chief Debbie McKenna tells me many bullies come from homes where they learn to bully from parents and siblings. That behavior … like so much negative behavior … makes the transition from home to school.
We also see bullying in the workplace and all other parts of our culture, as I’m sure you know.
 
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Our thought for today is from Marie de France:
 
“A bully is not reasonable – he is persuaded only by threats.”


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12/14/2010 1:23AM
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