The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124679   Message #2754865
Posted By: katlaughing
29-Oct-09 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
All forms of bullying are wrong and ought not be allowed, but I don't believe bringing police in is the answer. There needs to be education, education, education..for the kids AND for the community. We did that in Wyoming as part of a human rights organisation and it did have a good effect. In specific cases the schools should call in the parents, children, and any school authorities, but I don't believe that young needs to involve the police UNLESS there is an actual crime, i.e. physical violence, etc., involved.

Over here, because of "zero tolerance" for weapons on school grounds, we had a SIX YEAR OLD ordered to spend 45 days in a reform school because he brought his Cub Scout eating utensil to school. The tool serves as a spoon, a fork and a knife, and he wanted to use it at lunch.

There needs to be some common sense in all of these cases.