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Old 10-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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sinces they've made an entire month out of this, figured i'd ask ot.

is bullying really that big of an epidemic? i realized it has always happen, but is it worse now then say 10, 20, 30 years ago?

my personal take is that it is not, and that it is another "fad" created by the media.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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sinces they've made an entire month out of this, figured i'd ask ot.

is bullying really that big of an epidemic? i realized it has always happen, but is it worse now then say 10, 20, 30 years ago?

my personal take is that it is not, and that it is another "fad" created by the media.
Shut the **** up, nerd.



All you have to do is read any news website or Youtube comment section to realize that bullying has never been more popular. I'd say it's only increased since the advent of the Internet.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #3
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Shut the **** up, nerd.



All you have to do is read any news website or Youtube comment section to realize that bullying has never been more popular. I'd say it's only increased since the advent of the Internet.
Aaaaand we're done here.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
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No, kids are just pussified.

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Old 10-03-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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It isn't necessarily that it's "worse" but technology such as Facebook has made it more organized, more focused, and able to be carried out all day and all night.

Back in our day you could maybe get picked on at recess, that was it. Imagine having your Facebook page assaulted as a vulnerable teen. Ugh.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Look at that. The same response from four people in one minute.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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bullying is a "fad created by the media"


its like you're retarded, but can still type. Amazing.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #8
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considering lots of people who shoot up their school blame being bullied as a cause...so yeah id say bullying is a big deal
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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I'd say it's more prevalent, because kids feel they can get away with e-bullying, however I don't think person to person bullying is any worse.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #10
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sinces they've made an entire month out of this, figured i'd ask ot.

is bullying really that big of an epidemic? i realized it has always happen, but is it worse now then say 10, 20, 30 years ago?

my personal take is that it is not, and that it is another "fad" created by the media.
It is worse now because it doesn't end at the end of a school day. It continues on twitter, facebook, blogs, youtube, text messages, and websites.

It used to be if you got caught doing something embarrassing, a couple witnesses might see it and ridicule you, and they might tell some people about it but then it will likely fizzle away with a handful of people aware of the incident. Now it is captured on a cell phone video, posted to youtube and the entire school is watching it within 15 minutes.

Yes, its COMPLETELY different now because it never ends and people hide behind the anonymity of the internet and say and do whatever they want.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #11
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It isn't necessarily that it's "worse" but technology such as Facebook has made it more organized, more focused, and able to be carried out all day and all night.

Back in our day you could maybe get picked on at recess, that was it. Imagine having your Facebook page assaulted as a vulnerable teen. Ugh.
Or just not use facebook.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #12
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what is this ****?!

epidemic? yeah its a ****ing epidemic... like murdering is now an epidemic, or greed, or insecurity.

really? i mean what the ****?! no bullying is the same **** thats been going on for years. good thing i'm not nearby or i'd give you a swirlie for being so ****ing stupid.
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I'd say it's more prevalent, because kids feel they can get away with e-bullying, however I don't think person to person bullying is any worse.
I don't know, all that online and X-Box Live vitriol only serves to make people even more callous in person. Ted's spot on though. Back in the day, if you were picked on, it usually ended when the school day ended, or when you punched the bully in the noce and invariably became friends afterwards. Now kids **** with each other online and coordinate their efforts. I can see that getting old, quickly.

I'm just glad I graduated the year before Columbine. I can't imagine being in school after all that **** went down.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:56 AM   #14
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Or just not use facebook.
Doesn't stop news/rumors/insults about you from spreading like wildfire, and you walking into a **** storm the next day.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:57 AM   #15
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Some of the stuff that happened to me and some of the stuff I did, would put you on numerous "offender" lists nowadays. There has never been a better time to be a nerd than now. A nerd just used to be a nerd. Now it's cool to have Star Wars wallpaper into your 40s. aka: Rogue
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #16
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It isn't necessarily that it's "worse" but technology such as Facebook has made it more organized, more focused, and able to be carried out all day and all night.

Back in our day you could maybe get picked on at recess, that was it. Imagine having your Facebook page assaulted as a vulnerable teen. Ugh.
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It is worse now because it doesn't end at the end of a school day. It continues on twitter, facebook, blogs, youtube, text messages, and websites.

It used to be if you got caught doing something embarrassing, a couple witnesses might see it and ridicule you, and they might tell some people about it but then it will likely fizzle away with a handful of people aware of the incident. Now it is captured on a cell phone video, posted to youtube and the entire school is watching it within 15 minutes.

Yes, its COMPLETELY different now because it never ends and people hide behind the anonymity of the internet and say and do whatever they want.
and this^^^

The only thing I'd add to cwb's post is that it's not just the entire school watching it within 15 minutes, it's the whole darn world. Then you can get to enjoy being ridiculed by people you don't even know and will never meet.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:01 AM   #17
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Some of the stuff that happened to me and some of the stuff I did, would put you on numerous "offender" lists nowadays. There has never been a better time to be a nerd than now. A nerd just used to be a nerd. Now it's cool to have Star Wars wallpaper into your 40s. aka: Rogue
there are small skinny kids or fat kids who are smart and are the archetype of what a nerd is and then there are small skinny kids and fat kids that arent nerds who get picked on just because they dont fit in the norm and are unpopular
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the internet - allowing nerds to be bullies for 15 years, just look at OT.
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Doesn't stop news/rumors/insults about you from spreading like wildfire, and you walking into a **** storm the next day.
That happened when I was in school before the internets. The kid who pissed his pants in elementary school - yeah that followed him until he graduated. Or the kid who got caught smoking weed in the bathroom in 6th grade, yeah that followed him. Or the girl who had sex in 8th grade, yeah she labeled a whore.

I don't see a big difference. Yeah it continues online. But an easy solution is don't use facebook, read email from those people, etc. You know -ignore them. Just like I did when I was in school. There were a group of guys that would pick on me nearly every day at lunch one year, I just ignored them. I didn't give a rats ass what they said and neither did my friends (hence why there were my friends).
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It isn't necessarily that it's "worse" but technology such as Facebook has made it more organized, more focused, and able to be carried out all day and all night.

Back in our day you could maybe get picked on at recess, that was it. Imagine having your Facebook page assaulted as a vulnerable teen. Ugh.
And anonymously. That's the game-changer
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the internet - allowing nerds to be bullies for 15 years, just look at OT.
not to mention when the nerds get through school and achieve in the workplace and become ceos and bosses and the like
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sinces they've made an entire month out of this, figured i'd ask ot.

is bullying really that big of an epidemic? i realized it has always happen, but is it worse now then say 10, 20, 30 years ago?

my personal take is that it is not, and that it is another "fad" created by the media.
Do you even lift?
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there are small skinny kids or fat kids who are smart and are the archetype of what a nerd is and then there are small skinny kids and fat kids that arent nerds who get picked on just because they dont fit in the norm and are unpopular
This isn't anything new. Plenty of the "weird" people end up being successful due to the adversity they faced and overcame. Not advocating bullying, just that it's been around and isn't going away anytime soon.
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not to mention when the nerds get through school and achieve in the workplace and become ceos and bosses and the like
Nerds don't get those jobs.. nerds are plebes. The popular kids get the CEO jobs, the dweebs get the middle management jobs and the bullies get to sell insurance and be fat cops.. this is how it's been and how it will always be.
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This isn't anything new. Plenty of the "weird" people end up being successful due to the adversity they faced and overcame. Not advocating bullying, just that it's been around and isn't going away anytime soon.
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Nerds don't get those jobs.. nerds are plebes. The popular kids get the CEO jobs, the dweebs get the middle management jobs and the bullies get to sell insurance and be fat cops.. this is how it's been and how it will always be.
bill gates? steve jobs? the facebook kid?
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