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Thread #124679 Message #2757805
Posted By: Lizzie Cornish 1
02-Nov-09 - 06:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Subject: RE: BS: Schoolyard bullying
Pretty girls get bullied, Bonnie...often more than the not-so-pretty.
ALL children need is to be able to smell a sensitive child, and off they go...I know..I have 2 sensitive children to whom it happened. The scars in my daughter go very deep, even to this day at age 22.
We live in a bullying culture in this country, where it's cool to be bitchy, use the 'put downs', be as sarcastic and unpleasant as you can be...
Read your children's books, listen to the lyrics in the their music, watch their films, watch the soaps they so often are allowed to watch, where actors act out hours of bullying behaviour and depressing things happening...
Our children have never been so unhappy....ask UNICEF, who put British children at the top of their list of world wide children in trouble.
Schools, so very often, do NOT deal with this problem.
Don't send our kids to school at FOUR years old, for Goodness Sake...let them stay with their mothers, let them have a childhood....Be like Sweden where they don't start school until they're seven years old. Teach them, as Sweden does, to be kind, thoughtful, compassionate...and forget this "We MUST get them on the Edukason Ladder the moment they're out of nappies!" crap that has been poisoning this country and her children for almost two decades now.
There are children DYING out there, because of other children....and yet we deem it more important for them to do Scientific Math and get 15 GSCEs, 10 A Levels and several (usually useless) Degrees.
Look into WHY children are bullying, on a scale never seen before...and then, as adults linked to the Stinking Stressed Out Edukashon System, be brave enough to take a stand and say...ENOUGH!
Over-stressing our children with senseless, endless exams is as much a form of bullying as is one child being mean to another.
Take the stress off them and watch them learn to take the stress off each other.
"Education of the mind, without education of the soul, is no education at all" - Aristotle.
Let their souls breathe!