Bullying: Who is most responsible for making schools emotionally safe?

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I have seen Admin apathy...

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...In the case of issues with my daughter in public High School. The apathy began in "preoccupied" parents who either bullied and or neglected their children, who, in turn created new bullies. Our complicated society very often prefers the bully. Look, closely. Those looking for help against such psychosis must be willing to tie down all the loose ends, themselves. I love my daughter and no one was going to get away with treating her badly. I solved the problem but with little help from her school. I do however thank the police department.

BUDGET CUTS!!! Administrators

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BUDGET CUTS!!! Administrators are scared of the parents because if parents pull their child or children out of an unsafe school then that is less money in the schools pocket. Every head counted is a profit. Teachers are scared of the administrators because they want to keep their jobs in this world that is becoming more jobless everyday. Students, their not scared of anybody because the teachers aren’t reporting them and if they do the administrators of the schools aren’t doing anything about it.

It's all about the CUTS!!

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BUDGET CUTS!!! Administrators are scared of the parents because if parents pull their child or children out of an unsafe school then that is less money in the schools pocket. Every head counted is a profit. Teachers are scared of the administrators because they want to keep their jobs in this world that is becoming more jobless everyday. Students, their not scared of anybody because the teachers aren’t reporting them and if they do the administrators of the schools aren’t doing anything about it.

Bullying

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I think its both the parent nd the students fault because if you wasn't raised up with respect or any type of dicipline later in life you're going to think that everything you do is the right thing to do. Teachers have nothing to do with it they can only help so much, only if they know what's going on, and they don't do nothing about then its their fault

as a parent i would think the

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as a parent i would think the school should notify me of what goes on with my child. they spend roughfully 8 hours studing childrens behavior. When a child who is always joyful and answers questions seems to withdrawl themself from the communityn of the classroom a teacher should be able to see whats wrong. I like a parent will do my part and confront the school but what happens when they close the doors at me and tell me they will handle the situation. & they dont do anything. i did my part now what will happen will we be too late

Teachers are Overwhelmed!

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I am a first-year teacher in an inner-city New York City high school. I teach 5 classes of 34 kids each per day. Between dealing with behavior problems, trying to catch my significantly-behind-grade-level students up, teaching a standard lesson, and checking for understanding, there is a LOT that I miss in terms of student interaction. Even as I get better and better at keeping eyes and ears open, there are only so many places that I can be at once! While I understand that, in Prince's case, teachers were directly told about the problem, school workers cannot be expected to be omnipresent if our class sizes are huge due to budget cuts. You can't have your cake and eat it, too: If you want us to do a better job of monitoring student interaction, you must make it possible for us to do so. Why are so few people holding the almost-adult students accountable for their own school atmosphere? They overwhelm the teachers by a huge margin!

Reduce suffering, now that's

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Reduce suffering, now that's another thing. And it begins at the root not at the flower: Social Justice Curriculums are really the beginning, not nice nice admonishions.

The Teachings of The Buddha

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We are absurd beings if we feel that we can prevent suffering in a world that advertises violence as the problem solver. The best we can do is to teach our children well (CSNY, 1969) on how to deal with suffering.

Newsflash: This global market, neo-feudal Corporate Robber Baron World: it's a bully

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How can teachers and school administrators detect the subtle bullying among girls? Don't they have their hands full? As a parent, I wish it was the school's responsibility, it would make my job easier, but I believe that empathy and respect, basically being a good person, as well as being a strong, secure person is or should be taught at home.

Everyone must be responsible...

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Bullying happens in so many places and in so many different ways that to make only one group of people accountable just doesn't seem fair. Parents must teach their children to be sensitive and campassionate to others; they must monitor internet and phone use. Students need to realize that their actions have consequences. Teachers see the kids every single day; they can observe actions in class and in the hallways. Administrators can listen to the warnings and concerns of other students and teachers and use their positions to institute change. All groups can be aware of the dangers of bullying.

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