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90 Percent of Elementary School Students Are Bullied, Claims Controversial New Study - Associated Content

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new study has found that 90 percent of elementary school-aged children surveyed by researchers have experienced physical or psychological bullying. However, some experts question this high number. The study's results appear in the April issue of the Journ

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Mary F (8)
Monday December 17, 2007, 1:23 pm
This shouldn't really surprise anyone. 10% of the kids are bullies and their are allowed to continue to bully the other children. When will the schools figure out that they need to expel the bullies until they have sucessfully completed behavior modification counseling. The parents of the bullies need to understand that their child has a serious problem and that he/she needs to be better socialized in order to continue in school.

Henry Rockwood (4)
Monday December 17, 2007, 6:31 pm
Anyone who swallows this crap must be a wuzz. Yes there is serious bullying and it needs to be dealt with both in the schools and wherever else it occurs. However, if we count teasing as bullying then the percentage ahould be 100% and not 90%. I doubt if there ever was a child in school that was not teased at least once. All the article does is to prove once again that someone with an ax to grind or an outlandish theory to substantiate will go to any length to support their premise.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 17, 2007, 6:38 pm
easy to see you were not teased as a kid...words can hurt more than physical abuse, and it is just as painful...

Past Member (0)
Monday December 17, 2007, 9:21 pm
This is why Columbine happened.

Jana Wyckoff (16)
Monday December 17, 2007, 10:29 pm
Bullies are smart when it comes to using charisma to fool adults. Whether it is one, that controls many, or a lot that abuse one, we all know the results. Like Belinda said, Columbine and all the other school shootings were done by kids that were bullied or made fun of. I know that not everyone that is bullied turns out to be a killer, but even one can lead to tradgedy. Henry, if this "outlandish" claim saves even one child, so be it.

Doris N (245)
Monday December 17, 2007, 11:08 pm
Desperate people do desperate things... statistics from this country (Sweden) show that bullies tend to be badly adjusted and have a bad record throughout their lives, whereas bullied children tend to overcome their trauma and be well-adjusted and self-confident adults...
because bullied children are victims and it's no use blaming them...
Adults should not excuse bullying and make it seems normal or of minor importance...
Those who bully should be able to take the sanctions that rightly should be the reaction to behaving badly - are the bullies so sensitive that they must be handled with more pampering than they themselves handle innocent victims?
I agree with Mary, Elisabeth, Belinda and Jana - and I don't think adults need to excuse bullies, they are too good at twisting the facts and their own motives themselves - like addicts.... help them out of it, by setting firm limits and talking straight, bad behaviour is bad, basta.

Rod Gesner (60)
Wednesday December 19, 2007, 3:48 am
our Competitive Culture The Sports Hierarchy have all Contributed to this and while Bullies Need Help; The Responsible Adults Need Dealt With As Well.!
The Societal Pressures and Multiple Bigotry influeces Make it a Very Complex issue That Parents Need to Take A Stand and Protect thier Kids and Thier Future.!
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