The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124679 Message #2756142
Posted By: Lox
30-Oct-09 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
You are right that teachers need to be given proper support so that their authourity in the classroom actually means something.
There was a report recently about the number of teachers wrongly accused of inappropriate behaviour with kids, whose reputations professionally and socially have been utterly destroyed by false allegations of abuse made by pupils - often girls.
To protect kids, the policy is to take all allegations seriously no matter what with the result that some malicious little s**ts make false accusations with the intention of hurting their teachers where they can't defend themselves.
However, it would be wrong to encourage kids to react violently to bullying.
Especially nowadays when things could easily escalate into something tragic.