At 3/4/13 04:18 PM, TheMason wrote:
However, I do think they need to have consequences that are swift and severe.
i'd prosecute it as first degree murder myself. given these 2 boys intentionally attacked one person with the intent to cause harm, which ended up being fatal.
and I've said it before, I'll say it again. If you suspect your child might be bullied, PUT HIM IN MARTIAL ARTS! Actually, put them in martial arts even if you think they don't need it. and also let him know that it's OK to defend yourself when someone else attacks, to hell with zero tolerance.
The biggest problem with bullying is that the system encourages it by inaction. When I was in school, I did as I was told and didn't fight back and told the teachers. that only made things worse because no one did anything to fix the problem. When I began beating people to a bloody pulp, they began to leave me alone. Also, children need to be taught to stand up for each other. if 2 people jump one person, the other children should be taught to go after the 2 boys, not surround the fight and prevent the 1 person from having a chance to escape.
that happened to me on several occasions. 1 person would start the fight with me, the children would surround us, then another person or two would jump in and help the aggressor. I eventually taught myself to use techniques like snatching them by the hair and plowing my knee into their face, kicking them in the knees, and other dangerous techniques to quickly stop a fight because I knew that there was also the chance of another person coming to join the fight.
When I saw a fight break out, I would often jump in to defend the person being attacked if the fight wasn't a mutual desire. Often a bully would try to beat up on one of the weaker classmates only to have to deal with a guy who was almost 400 pounds and pissed the hell off all the time. I lost a lot of weight and my quick temper since I got out of high school.