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Old December 5th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #1
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Proud for Jonah to share his message with the World. Bullying is very destructive and SHOULD NOT be tolerated!
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I hope whoever bullies anyone into the victim committing suicide will face justice for that.
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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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Proud for Jonah to share his message with the World. Bullying is very destructive and SHOULD NOT be tolerated!


For sure bullying should not be tolerated but I sense there is a lot more to this kid than is portrayed in this video, where he seems to enjoy wallowing in his own self-imposed misery.



Who wrote the cue cards?



Who chose the music?



Why did he cut himself?



Most important of all where are the parents?
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Old December 5th, 2011, 11:13 AM   #4
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New Jersey shows us exactly the WRONG way to tackle bullying - by creating a whole raft of legislation, complete with pointless bureaucracy, hundreds of futile new roles and the usual lexicon of self-important mnemonics.



A few examples:



Note: important new mnemonic HIB

- the development, establishment and implementation of policies, procedures and programs for the prevention, intervention and remediation of harassment, intimidation and bullying (HI behavior in schools -



New definitions:

Off School Grounds – The HIB definition and the HIB policies and procedures must address incidents that occur off school grounds when they substantially disrupt or interfere with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students.



New roles and New processes

HIB Investigation – An HIB investigation, previously required to be conducted by the principal or the principal’s designee, is to be initiated by the principal or the principal’s designee but conducted by the school anti-bullying specialist, who is appointed by the principal.



More roles, processes and definitions

Range of Responses to HIB – Rather than being established by the district board of education, the principal, in consultation with the school anti-bullying specialist, is responsible for identifying the range of ways in which a school will respond once an HIB incident is identified.



All Acts of HIB – The HIB definition clarifies that the HIB policies and procedures apply to a single incident or a series of incidents.



A few more policies, processes, codes of conduct and yet more socio-babble



Each district board of education’s code of student conduct must include a policy and procedures regarding HIB, and must be based on parent, student and community involvement which represents the composition of the schools and communities, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)1.



The code of student conduct, which must include the HIB policy, must be based on locally determined and accepted core ethical values adopted by the district board of education, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.1(a)2.



Read the rest of this absurd monstrosity here

http://www.nj.gov/education/parents/bully.pdf



Here's a better solution:



1. Tell all the kids that , if they are bullied, they should tell their parents

2. Tell the parents to get in touch with the Principal immediately

3. Arrange a meeting with the parents of both the alleged bully and the alleged victim

4. Give both kids a chance to say their piece

5. If it's clear bullying took place tell the parents of the bully that he/she will be expelled from the school if it ever happens again

6. End of story



No need for high-brow attempts at expanding the nanny-state, no new policies, definitions, procedures, codes of conduct, expensive new appointments etc



Put the responsibility back where it belongs - with the PARENTS!
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More ludicrous socio-babble from the New Jersey sociology department:



Statutory Requirement: The policy shall contain a definition of harassment, intimidation or bullying no less inclusive than the requirements in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-14, N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15((2) and N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3:



"Harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication, whether it be a single incident or a series of incidents, that is reasonably perceived as being motivated either by any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability, or by any other distinguishing characteristic, that takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds as provided for in section 16 of P.L.2010, c.122 (C.18A:37-15.3), that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other students and that:



a. a reasonable person should know, under the circumstances, will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a student or damaging the student's property, or placing a student in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his person or damage to his property;



b. has the effect of insulting or demeaning any student or group of students; or



c. creates a hostile educational environment for the student by interfering with a student's education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the student.



Is this really the answer?
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For sure bullying should not be tolerated but I sense there is a lot more to this kid than is portrayed in this video, where he seems to enjoy wallowing in his own self-imposed misery.



Who wrote the cue cards?



Who chose the music?



Why did he cut himself?



Most important of all where are the parents?


Why exploit yourself like this if it's all untrue? His tears seem to justify much of how he feels.
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For sure bullying should not be tolerated but I sense there is a lot more to this kid than is portrayed in this video, where he seems to enjoy wallowing in his own self-imposed misery.



Who wrote the cue cards?



Who chose the music?



Why did he cut himself?



Most important of all where are the parents?


Why exploit yourself like this if it's all untrue? His tears seem to justify much of how he feels.


I'm not sayng he isn't a victim of bullying but making a tear-jerking YT doesn't seem like a natural response.



He seems to be proud of his extreme reactions, like cutting himself or considering suicide.



He seems to enjoy being a victim in a strange way and is desperately looking for attention and somecody to care.



I just think there's a lot more to his story we don't know.



And where are his parents??
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Old December 6th, 2011, 12:06 PM   #8
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For sure bullying should not be tolerated but I sense there is a lot more to this kid than is portrayed in this video, where he seems to enjoy wallowing in his own self-imposed misery.



Who wrote the cue cards?



Who chose the music?



Why did he cut himself?



Most important of all where are the parents?


Why exploit yourself like this if it's all untrue? His tears seem to justify much of how he feels.


I'm not sayng he isn't a victim of bullying but making a tear-jerking YT doesn't seem like a natural response.



He seems to be proud of his extreme reactions, like cutting himself or considering suicide.



He seems to enjoy being a victim in a strange way and is desperately looking for attention and somecody to care.



I just think there's a lot more to his story we don't know.



And where are his parents??

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I believe this is an artistic interpretation of what he's going through to reach out to others in the same predicament. Why do you think he's enjoying being a victim? This video only recently got attention, and yes he does seem to be basking in the attention because it has had such a positive effect in raising awareness. Why is that wrong? Does that mean everyone who raises awareness of issues enjoys being a victim? If I made an artistic video about being abused by my ex to raise awareness about domestic violence and show that other women and men in the same situation are not alone, would you say I have enjoyed being abused?
 
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For sure bullying should not be tolerated but I sense there is a lot more to this kid than is portrayed in this video, where he seems to enjoy wallowing in his own self-imposed misery.



Who wrote the cue cards?



Who chose the music?



Why did he cut himself?



Most important of all where are the parents?


Why exploit yourself like this if it's all untrue? His tears seem to justify much of how he feels.


I'm not sayng he isn't a victim of bullying but making a tear-jerking YT doesn't seem like a natural response.



He seems to be proud of his extreme reactions, like cutting himself or considering suicide.



He seems to enjoy being a victim in a strange way and is desperately looking for attention and somecody to care.



I just think there's a lot more to his story we don't know.



And where are his parents??

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As for where his parents are, they've put him into counseling, so says numerous internet articles. Do you have children? I can assure you young teenagers are very good at hiding things regardless of how strict their parents are. I've seen many cutters in my high school days and most of the parents weren't even aware. How old are you? Do you not remember hiding things from your parents? Perhaps the video was a reach for help. What does it matter whether or not the kid did this for attention? His message rings out loud and clear.
 
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For sure bullying should not be tolerated but I sense there is a lot more to this kid than is portrayed in this video, where he seems to enjoy wallowing in his own self-imposed misery.



Who wrote the cue cards?



Who chose the music?



Why did he cut himself?



Most important of all where are the parents?


Why exploit yourself like this if it's all untrue? His tears seem to justify much of how he feels.


I'm not sayng he isn't a victim of bullying but making a tear-jerking YT doesn't seem like a natural response.



He seems to be proud of his extreme reactions, like cutting himself or considering suicide.



He seems to enjoy being a victim in a strange way and is desperately looking for attention and somecody to care.



I just think there's a lot more to his story we don't know.



And where are his parents??

[/quote]



I believe this is an artistic interpretation of what he's going through to reach out to others in the same predicament. Why do you think he's enjoying being a victim? This video only recently got attention, and yes he does seem to be basking in the attention because it has had such a positive effect in raising awareness. Why is that wrong? Does that mean everyone who raises awareness of issues enjoys being a victim? If I made an artistic video about being abused by my ex to raise awareness about domestic violence and show that other women and men in the same situation are not alone, would you say I have enjoyed being abused?

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Possibly.



Most people prefer to deal with life's tough times in private and not broadcast it to the whole world, especially 15 year old kids, many of whom have traumatic events on a weekly basis!
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