Sunday, August 3, 2008

Normal Bullying????

Can you imagine a school principal describing bullying as "normal bullying"??? It was sexual assault, folks! What the heck is going on in this country? This horrible situation took place in Sunnyvale, Texas where the abuse went on for years, was reported, and not one responsible adult did anything about it!!! As a nation and as parents, we should be outraged! I know I am! What about you?

There is nothing normal about bullying! Until we redefine our society's definition of bullying, the violence that is bullying will continue. When adults are verbally and physically attacked, we press charges. Why do we allow violence (bullying) against our children to go unpunished?

By calling the crime of violence against our children "bullying" (which translates into "normal", acceptable" behavior that goes unpunished by law) we are allowing terrible injustices and abuse to occur unchecked in our homes, schools, and workplace on a daily basis. Let's not forget that bullies grow up to be bully bosses while others become hardened criminals.

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