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Karen Knapstein
Date
October 22, 2013

A Bullying Backlash?

 

October is Bullying Prevention Month and if your school is like many, you’ve probably had an assembly or event focused on an anti-bullying program in the past few weeks.

But new research from a Criminology professor at the University of Texas at Arlington showed that some schools might want to rethink their anti-bullying strategy. A study found that students at school with anti-bullying programs may actually be more likely to become victim of bullying, while students at schools without them were more likely to remain bully-free.

The professor, Seokjin Jeong, speculated that the students who watch and talk about videos meant to teach students how to deal with a bully, might actually get ideas about how to do damage that they didn’t have before the programs. His research goes against the conventional thinking on the topic — but do you think the research could be right? Do anti-bullying programs do more harm than good?

Vote in the poll to tell us what you think, then leave a comment explaining why. Be sure to include your first name, age and state and your comment might be used on an upcoming show!

207 comments on “A Bullying Backlash?

  1. Benjamin Joffe

    I think that people should reconsider there approach on stopping bullying.The way they are using is just showing the bully that they are afraid

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    1. charlesbrown

      I believe nomatter what you do people are going to bully i have had experience a few people i know told 2 others to be nice only 1 of them stopped but the other is still bullying and we tried everything.

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      1. Damani.C

        I think that bullying videos’ are a bad idea because it’s not going to change the ways student treat other students. If if the student get in trouble for bullying that kid then its going to make it even worse
        For ~HMMS~

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    2. Sky

      I believe its a good idea because people need to look at these videos and see how people get bullied and how it fell to bullied

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    3. Brooke L :]

      I think it is a bad idea for the videos because they are just going to encourage the bullyer. Do unto others what you would want them to do unto you…

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    4. Kareem Knox

      I think bullying is wrong. You shouldn’t harrass nobody because you wouldn’t want that happening to you. I hope the bullying come to a end!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    5. Lincoln Elementary East Side WY

      I think there bad they make kids do it because there just going to mock the show and do it.

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      1. Lincoln Elementary East Side WY

        I think there bad they make kids do it because there just going to mock the show and do it. ;)

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    6. Katrina Lemon

      Yes, bullying is an extremely important topic, but focusing too much on it may cause other students to gang up and use the ideas from the videos to bully another student.

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    7. Katrina Lemon

      Yes, bullying is an extremely important topic, but focusing on it too much may cause other students to gang up and get ideas from the videos to bully other students.

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  2. Briana-Siltman

    I think that that they are a good thing because it tells people to just stop if there bullying some kids and sometimes they don’t but it’s worth a try

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  3. Natalie Garcia

    Well I think it’s pretty amazing idea because it’s showing you can’t be scared for going to school and are are not alone after all teacher and family and other more people can help you!

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  4. Megan Patterson 14

    There are so many commercials showing what could happen, not only is it giving the bullies ideas, it is giving the victims ideas on how they can be a harm to themselves.

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    1. jordyn

      I go to a school in eastern panhandle of WV and the teachers at my school dont really do anything about it. At lunch and in other classes kids get bullied and they do not do anything about it. Also my school has bullying classes but most of the kids do not pay attenion it is a wast of time.

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  5. Sabrinah

    I think it is a very bad idea to show kids the anti bullying video because they might learn new ways to bully the people they don’t like and show off to their friends. That’s why I think you should not show kids the anti bullying video!

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  6. Katie Pennington

    They are not a good idea because they show different ways to bully kids if they didn’t show them they may not know how to bully.

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  7. Brittany Cox

    I think it’s a bad idea because it can give the bully new ideas to do to these poor kids and it gives the bully more power so they think.

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  8. Dakota Whitacre

    I getbulliedin my school and I’m sick of it my friend’s and Ihave a secret bulliying prevention
    And we talk about.

    So bullies stop bullying people yourjust. Picking on your self as well

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  9. Alyssa Strayer

    I think that it’s a good idea to show bullying videos because, it shows kids how badly they are hurting others. And how they make the witness feel. Also, it shows that they could be the reason somebody ends their life.

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  10. Gage

    I think its a good idea but the videos only show what everyone knows is bullying.. The videos need to show what kids dont know is bully..

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  11. victoria

    I believe nomatter what you do people are going to bully i have had experience a few people i know told 2 others to be nice only 1 of them stopped but the other is still bullying and we tried everything.

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  12. Jemma Piasecki 13 WV

    I think the commercials have a tendency to overdo it, so it comes out being more dramatic than intended. Bullies will watch it and think: “I’m not that intense, I’m just messing around.” Not only do the videos show bullies how extreme they can go; but it can also have victims become more likely to hurt themselves.

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  13. Sydney Woodring

    I think teachers and schools should reconsider the way they discuss anti-bullying. Instead of just talking to us about they should make it interactive and have fun with it, like they do in core classes. They way things are going now, is not effecting anything.

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  14. Jimmy Schaffner

    I believe that anti-bullying classes or events are a waste of time to students because it encourages students to bully more. Teachers should think about the way they aproach bullying because all they do is encourage more.

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  15. Kelsea A. of WV

    In my opinon bullying programs are a waste of school time. Most kids say they understand then go out and bully. Teachers and adults should be focusing on looking at our point of view instead of theirs.

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  16. Emily Dodds

    Personally, I think they should continue to try to prevent bullying, but in a different way. All the bullying prevention videos, in their eyes, are something for them to laugh at. Students aren’t actually listening to what the video is saying.

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  17. Hannah Wilt 13

    People are getting ideas from bullying videos that shows how the bullys are bullying, who didn’t see it coming? It was right in front of our faces when we decided to start showing them. I love the concept, but it would not be my first choice. I have experienced cyberbullying and bullying right in front of my face, and I know that they didn’t think it up themselves.

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  18. Joshua Thomas

    The bullying program at my school, Olweus, is just wasting class time. When we have that class period, no one participates because, frankly, students do not care enough. The bullying at my school is not working what so ever.

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  19. shelbi

    These video’s may help some people but alot dont listen and like they were saying on the show that it gives some peopple ideas.

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  20. Len Dennis

    I think the videos are a good idea, it’s how the teachers show the videos that interferes with the lesson of the video. Just showing the video to the students won’t help, inform them about the consequences of bullying and the hurtful things it does to the students that are bullied.

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  21. jacob-williams

    i think that they should have a more explanatory of what and what is not bullying i there eyes it might sound different i think it is a okay and they should tell the students what and what is not bullying but end of story bullying needs to stop

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  22. Ty'amber Wilcox

    I think they should not bully because you can hurt somebody and they can go back and think about it .That will make them not want to live any more ,when they look in the mirror they might see their self like that for real. All i’m trying to say is STOP THE BULLYING NOW. Make a change.You supposed to go to school to learn not to be bullied. I’ve been bullied before but , I pray to Jesus to take anything that will try to effect me in any kind of way.

    BULLY FREE!!!!!
    Ty’amber Wilcox

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  23. 2013-8-12-Daniel-Folk

    The students in the class think they are funny and do not think they act that way. Maybe they would be better if they showedless extreme examples

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  24. Yasmine Morrison

    Bullying is very mean and someone should put a stop to that, because kids\teens are taking their own lives just because they’re being bullied and I don’t think it’s fair.

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  25. Justin Guimbellot

    I think that anti-bullying videos are a great idea because it lets people beware of some methods to help stop it, but they can also be a bad idea. The reason they can be a bad idea is the bully can see the videos and possibly learn a more effective way to bully someone.

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  26. Kaitlin

    Videos shown in today’s schools during anti-bullying assemblies seem to have caused more bullies to take action. However, these videos cannot be perceived as either bad or good. It all depends upon the students receiving the message. If the students have been bullying for a while and have not learned any possitive lessons from disciplinary actions taken, if taken, the videos will have the opposite effect and will cause them to use more and worse techniques.

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  27. Rufus Mcdowell

    They people running the anti bulling campaign should try something different to stop bullying,.And in my personal opinion, I think this new generation of kids is too sensitive.

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  28. Titiuana Williams

    I think that the anti-bullying videos is goood idea to show other people because it shows how someone bully’s another person and how effect that person and their lives. I also think it’s a good idea because it might stop other people from bullying someone because they would meybe understand and see how that person thats being bullying feel.

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  29. Brittany Yates

    Anti-bullying videos are a bad idea because the videos are just letting the bullies know that they are hurting the ones they bully, which is what they want.

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  30. Kaitlin-Sepulvado

    I think that is a bad idea because instead of worrying about the bullies, you should be worrying about the victim and showing or telling them how to stand up for themselves and to be able to tell and adult and get help.

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  31. Blake Tollefson

    I think the anti- bullying videos are a bad idea. Mainly because they can teach the bully’s new ways to bully others. That if there is new ways they can bully they will find more.

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  32. Taylor Morrison VHS

    Watching the bullying videos are a bad idea because they give people more of an idea on how to bully people. Talking about bullying and being more in depth then in just a video i think will reach out to more people. Telling them how u feel as a person and personally then an act.

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  33. Mrs. Hurst T2 class

    The videos are not helpful. They are overexagerated to a point where kids believe they are not bullying when they are. They see the videos and think “Oh, I don’t do that, I must not be bullying” or”Well, I am not that bad.” It leads them to believe what they are doing is not all that bad but its really the exact opposite.

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  34. Carly

    I think it’s a bad idea cause the think they won’t get caught and that it just makes the people in the video a bigger target then they already are. It makes them look like they are small and that they have no friends.

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  35. Str8

    Those videos are good idea because they will help prevent bullying if the Schools in force it and not just let the video do it the school has to take action

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  36. Kyle Cheprak

    I think anti-bullying videos are a bad idea because all these videos do is motivate bullies. They see these videos and say “oh that’s bullying I can do that and be cool in front of my friends”

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  37. Rebecca

    I believe the idea of “Zero Tolerance” has removed responsibilty from all parties. Students aren’t willing to stand up for themselves because they will be punished just like the bully will. We have also created an atmosphere were children no long find problem solving strategies for dealing with social problems. They expect others to handle it for them. We have made a society of those who no longer deal with their own problems.

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  38. Diamond Jones

    I believe that showing students how other people get bullied will just put the thought of bullying another in their heads !

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  39. Hannah

    Bully is a tragic way to ruins someone’s life to the point to committing suicide. I want to starts a bullying program and I need as many people as possible. Everyday every child as they walk into the building needs a sticky note with a positive comment. I hope it will make someone’s day❤

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  40. Hannah

    I think it is a bad idea because it just makes kids won’t to bully other kids. It gives them ideas which is not good.

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  41. Alea

    I think thats a great idea because people can see how people treat others and maybe when they see somebody getting bullying they can stop it because bullying its not okay .

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  42. Clawdeen

    I think its a bad and good idea because kids get shown more ideas about bullying and kids are curious so they want to try new things and these videos also give them an idea what they are doing and how stupid they look when they are bullying other kids. I should know I’m a bullied victim. :(

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  43. Julie

    I think it’s a bad idea because your basically telling students that if they want to bully they
    Will have to find a new way to bully.

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  44. Hayleigh

    I think it is a bad Idea because people can watch them and then get the idea of bullying and then go and be a bully and then they might make someone feel bad and have suicidle thoughts

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  45. Kodicornwell

    I think that people need to come have a serious talk with kids for bullying people ….it is sad and I think that parents need to talk to there kids about bulling other kids is wrong

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  46. Marshall Mathers

    I think these people need to watch these videos, and stop the bullying; they don’t know what the victims go through!!!

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  47. Micheal

    Bullying videos really don’t help young people today because they are not explaining things through the eyes of the teenager. In order to help stop bullying, people need to see the problems on a personal level.

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  48. Rhiannon

    I think that the bullying videos are bad and not necessary. The videos usually show outrageous situations that rarely happen in schools. I would think sometimes they would give ideas to bullies on different things they could do to their victims. Therefore I think the videos shouldn’t be shown in school.

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  49. Libby S.

    I don’t think the videos are a good idea; I think it helps the students become more creative with bullying and not getting in trouble for it.

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  50. Ashley

    Anti-bullying videos might be a good idea. Anti-bullying videos could also be a bad idea because some kids are not mature enough. Some kids may think that the videos are stupid and the bullying could get worse.

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  51. Violet

    I don’t think that the videos are a good idea because people might think that what they are doing isn’t as severe.

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  52. Logan

    I think that anti-bullying programs should be more in depth in what is and isn’t bullying this is what I think will help in ending bullying across the US.

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  53. Zeelie

    The videos are good ideas but they may not be much help because most of the videos are going to extremes, they do however show what is the case sometimes. They often inform you of what you should do.

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  54. Jennifer

    I don’t think that the videos help because all it does is give bullies more ideas on how to bully. Also if it does not show especially what type of bullying the bully is doing than they might think its all right and what they are doing isn’t as bad as what they are doing.

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  55. Alexis

    I don’t think they are helping at all.. They don’t even use real situations. like the girl said on the show they only show some people calling someone fat and then laugh.. its just not helping.. they need to approach bullying in a different way than what they are.

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  56. Carl

    I don think the videos are a good idea because people might be encouraged to make videos, but when they make these videos you don’t know how that victim might feel, then the people will see the same person that was in that video and people could bully the victim in the video.

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  57. Gavin L.

    I think that it is a good idea and bad idea because in one way it shows bystanders how to help the victim getting bullied and it shows bullies how to bully in other ways.

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  58. Wesley

    I think they should show the kids the videos cause they can show exactly what bulling really is. And how it affects others and how it really feels inside. Instead of bulling there friends they inspire them and help them out along the way. For example: There is this fat guy and you keep picking on him but instead you should really inspire them and help them lose weight or just be a good friend no matter his size. So this is a good thing as my belief. What’s the point in bulling someone your hurting yourself your friends and also it could be on your family

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  59. Nasya

    I think that bulling is really bad because people are killing there self and it is just a bad idea. and I think that the bulling videos are bad because when people see the videos they just see how somebody is laughing at the other person. It really does not show what people are really doing to themselves and the people they love

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  60. Alyssa

    It is debatable, though I think that they can sometimes help others think that the videos show bullying and that anything else is okay. No matter what there is always going to be that one person that bullies who may never even stop. The videos may help but eventually, so many kids will be grown up with bad surroundings that they won’t care and the bullying will go on.

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  61. Rhyen

    I think that the videos aren’t necessary. They don’t work. The videos are showing bullies different ways to be mean. Instead of making anti-bullying videos, they should make videos for the victims of bullying and the people being bystanders that they need to stand up and tell someone.

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  62. Courtney

    I think they are a bad idea… They show kids how to bully people in different ways. They should show videos where people aren’t bullying someone, but where there’s a person telling their story and how they either stood up for themselves or survived the events they were put through. We don’t respond well if it’s a video made by teachers, but where the students made it, and it’s people who ACTUALLY got bullied.

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  63. bob apple

    I think that anti-bullying videos are just going to make the situation even worse since its showing what real bullying is and it showing the people that are getting bully so that gives people an idea on who to pick on.
    I think people should just stand up for them self cause in life, whether you like or not you will get bullied and sometimes you wont have that one person to stand up for.

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  64. Carl

    I think that the anti bulling videos are a bad idea because people who watch these videos can start bullying the video victim.

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  65. Clarence

    I think its a good thing because it teaches kids how to stand up for themselves or go tell a teacher. Also i think its a bad idea because it gives other kids ideas on how to pick on other people.

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  66. Brett-Smith

    I believe that maybe they should find a new way to approach bullying in a way that teens can really grasp and not make fun of. I think the way they are doing things now is giving teens something to laugh at and giving them ways to get around getting cought.

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  67. Yaritza

    Well to be honest I think that it’s a bad idea, because this isn’t really stopping students from bulling others, the videos don’t really show real life occasions. Something that they should do is probably make an anti-video showing the consequences of bulling, and the outcome of their actions. DO SOMETHING ELSE, STOP THE BULLING!!!!!

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  68. Miles

    I don’t think that the videos are a good idea because it may make people think that they aren’t bulling but that they are just picking on them so they think it isn’t bad

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  69. McKenzie C.

    The videos are a great idea, at least to try and reach out to the bullies and the victims of bullying to learn how to stand up for themselves and try to prevent it. On the other hand, it could be viewed as new techniques on how to bully people. These videos could end up getting someone hurt or in more trouble than they are. Again they are teaching kids or people in general how to prevent it and how to take action. There is really a positive and negative effect of the videos. I take both sides. Bullying is a serious issue and it needs to be taken seriously.

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  70. RONNY_LOVE

    # BAD IDEA

    I think its a bad idea because people think OK bullying is bad by just messing with them is not so bad so… no harm done.

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  71. Collin R.

    I think its a bad idea because it gives other students more ideas to pick on other kids. That’s just going to cause more problems. There are other was to stop bullying.

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  72. Macaya Himes

    i think it is a good idea because it helps kids that are watching the bullying to make an impact , if kids see the video as just a knew way to bully staff should maybe inform the kids how serios it is and there will be consequences.

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  73. Olivia

    I think it all is just dumb if you are bullying what do you get out of what is so fun about making people hurt and attempt suicide really. If you show people about it it is there resposibility to not be a better person. If this doesn’t make since to you I’m sorry but it does to me.

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  74. Zach Juhl

    I think it is a good idea because when you watch the video, to me it makes me wonder if I’m doing that to my friends.

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  75. Hannah caceres

    I think it’s a bad idea because it has ways that bullies could improve and keep bulling find ways to bully with no people to notice or see them and without evidence bullies could lie so someone they hate gets in trouble for bulling

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  76. Jimmie Brooks

    I think the video’s are a bad idea, because it gives the bully new idea’s. People don’t want to watch the video’s because their boring or dumb so many people don’t even pay attention to them.

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  77. Brandon Lara

    I think they should stop showing the shows cause then the people that are getting bullied are getting bullyed even worse cause they got new techneics for bullying some of the bullying stoped a little for those shows but not much

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  78. Samantha Romero

    I said that they are a great example I mean they are, but now that we are doing more videos there are more videos.

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  79. Emma B

    I think that the movies are a good idea. With a little of adjusting the movies could be a good thing. Some people might not know what needs to be done while bullying.

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  80. alaysha-hernandez

    I think the videos do not help students about bullying they still do it but just come up with different ways to not get caught by creating fake names and accounts.

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  81. Kyiandrea

    Bullying is not right because when you bully somebody you never no what they com home to the video don’t help

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  82. Manman_14

    I think people should not bully other people because its costing many lives and bullying should be against the law especially at school.thats were bullying first start .so if your out there please stop bullying faults making them take there own special life for something you did .be nice to each other and you’ll have and intelligent life

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  83. Jamayah

    I think it is a good idea because if you go around bullying someone then it”s only affecting your life so if you want to go around bullying everyone then that’s on you to do bully people……I think it’s a good idea because if you don”t won’t someone to bully you then why would you bully them…..

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  84. Cheyenne

    I am in between the videos because the videos dont truly show the bullying that goes on. There needs to be people who have been bullied make these videos and educate kids on bullying. It will help a lot more.

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  85. Serenity

    I think that the people that run the anti-bullying program at the school should probably
    re-think their teaching methods and should know how to communicate with the students about anti-bullying.

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  86. Ms. Pawlikowski's 5th and 6th Hour Class, Sterling Middle School

    We don’t think it’s a good idea to show bullying videos because they show kids different ways to bully. Maybe if we show videos like this to younger generations, they will not bully when they’re older because they will understand what happens to the kids who are bullied. If you don’t show them at all, maybe they won’t bully.

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  87. Carlos Burnes

    When students see the videos, they laugh about and think bullying is funny and not serious. The videos unintentionally encourage students to bully more or be more acceptable of bullying.

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  88. Ruby E.

    I think that the idea of showing dozens of bullying videos is not helping a whole lot. If you want to target bullying to make it stop or resuce in some degree, you have to target the source, which is the Internet and social media. Just showing people verbal abuse is probably not going to have a big impact. You need to show kids the effect, and impact.

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  89. Jarah

    I think that the videos are a terrible idea because it gives bullies things to do to others. So if the school really want to stop bullying then brig the cops into the school and have the kids record or take a video that shows proof that it’s happening don’t just sit back and hope that everything will be alright. Jeez.

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  90. Bethany

    I myself got bullied a lot in middle school and elementary . It really hurts. When I got bullied it hurt me so much I went home and cried. After awhile I started to believe the bad things that people tell me but I still try to be strong.
    I think they are not good to show because it just teaches the bully more skills than it needs. When I get bullied I just say to myself stick and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. W

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  91. Paris Brayton

    I think that they should stop focusing on the bullies, and pay attention to the victims standing up for themselves. Sometimes, the victim let’s it happen. If they can stand up for themselves, then eventually the bullying will stop. It’s a win/win situation. The kid is left alone, and there is less bullying. TAKE A STAND!!!

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  92. Donna

    I think you shouldn’t and should have videos.Because why I think you shouldn’t is because if a bully sees the video then they’ll probably laugh.And why I think you should is maybe again if a bully sees the video then they might feel bad of what they did, or what another bully did, so I couldn’t really make up my mind. so yeah.

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  93. Elizabeth-Zuber

    I think the videos don’t help because that’s not gonna stop them from what they are doing. They are gonna keep bullying until someone stops them. I think we should enforce the rules and have serious consequences for bullying. Maybe they should have a assembly for it and crack down on bullying.

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  94. Elaine

    Adult-led bullying prevention programs are not effective as said by the expert on today’s show because adults do not understand what bullying for our generation is anymore. Bullying is not just physically pushing or shoving. It can be shunning, name calling, simply being laughed at, or attacking someone’s character through technology and social media websites/apps. Students need to learn to value themselves so that bullying doesn’t become such a dominant force in their lives. When adults realize what it’s truly like to be bullied, then the programs will work. For now, people will continue to get bullied, not understand how to deal with it, and in some cases commit suicide.

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  95. James-Duesler

    This is a bad way to stop bullying. The schools should have the children file complaints, so they can zero in on the real bullies.

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  96. Taylor Bartlett

    Bullying is a horrible thing. But I think that the videos are getting really old and no one really cares about them. They should come up with a better way to show kids how mean they can be.

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  97. Emily Rivera

    I think that it is a bad idea because kids have learned new ways to hurt people not only by bullying videos, but criminal behavior. Bomb threats and shoot outs by kids have increased rapidly this year.

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  98. Caroline Reeves

    I believe it is good and bad. It shows people what bullying is but it does show kids how to bully others. I think teachers should show videos of just what it is but not show any examples.

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  99. Isabella

    I feel that bullies are just depressed insecure people that want something that they don’t have. Bullying really needs to stop! There has been so many suicides because of bullying. I think that those videos are a bad idea.

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  100. Sam Crane

    The Anti-bullying posts are not a good idea, the bullies make fun of those bully videos instead of taking them seriously.

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  101. Alan

    I think having the videos is ok. But I think kids need to learn to stand up for them selves and quit relaying on the schools to do something every time someone gets bullied.

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  102. Lincoln Elementary East Side WY

    i think that the videos about bullying are a bad idea ,because they give the kids that are bullies ideas about how to be a bully.

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  103. andre-henderson

    I think that it is a bad and good thing because it happy you try to stop the bullys, and the bully plans something that he see on the videos, helpful and not

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  104. Amy

    I do not think that anti-bullying videos would be a good idea because if somebody is in a video and they see themselves in it they might think they were not bullying them and might actually get physical. I think that people should stop bullying other people because they think that it is cool.

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  105. Lincoln Elementary East Side WY

    Bullying is already huge in our nation if we watch videos we will think that teasing,mocking is okay to do because we are not intentionally hurting them. Another reason is that when kids are getting tout how to be a role motel and not bully they are laughing at the acting. videos of bullying are bad of our economy.

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  106. Brock

    I think this is both a good and bad idea the good idea is that it will get bullies to stop bullying other innocent kids and the bad idea is that the kid who gets bullied at school sees the video they might get mad and cause he/she to get physical

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  107. Alexander Phillips

    I think anti-bullying videos are helful, its just that kids like us don’t take the time to pay attention and understad it. Half of the time, people only bully to try it out. We should all try to prevent bullying

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  108. bethany klotzle

    I think it is a bad idea because people that hear about anti-bullying that will just make them want to bully other people and bullying is not a very great thing to do to other people.

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  109. garrett-mogck

    I think they are a very bad idea because what if they saw one and said: “i would never do something that bad.” so instead we should learn more on how it affects people and what could happen.

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  110. Victoria

    I think the anti-bullying videos are coming at the situation all wrong. They should be showing students how stand up for other people who are being bullied, and stand up for themselves. They need to teach students how they can get help and where.

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  111. Victoria

    I think the anti-bullying videos are coming at the situation all wrong. They should be showing students how to stand up for other people who are being bullied, and stand up for themselves. They need to teach students how they can get help and where.

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  112. Savannah Spicer

    I don’t think they should make the anti-bullying videos because it can give other bullies other ideas to bully someone or people. It will also give non bullies to start bullying. So get rid of the vid.

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  113. Savannah Spicer

    I don’t think that they should make the anti bullying videos because it will give other bullies other ideas to bully someone or people. It will also get non bullies to start bullying. So get rid of the vid.

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  114. Lauren

    Bullying is a cycle, those who grow up in a toxic environment can easily follow in the bully’s footsteps. There are also the type of bully how picks on you just to make you feel terrible or to boost their ego. People are cruel they’ll pick out the littlest thing about you and make it into this gigantic horrible thing that they think everyone should hate. Words hurt, and so does physical and mental abuse. Telling someone to commit suicide or to just do the world a favor and die can make someone do just that, and sometimes when kids do get to a point that dark and take their own lives some kids make it even worse and still post that ” I’m glad they’re dead” or ” Everyone hated them anyway”, does that make them feel better about themselves? What’s the point, do they think they’re going to see it? Any form of bullying is wrong and should be stopped, I would love to have a world where everyone got along and sang happy songs but in reality that’s not going to happen.

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  115. Colton eutsler

    I don’t think there a good idea they just give them more ideas. Shout out to Mr .zerbe homeroom in Spencerville ohio go bearcats

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  116. Beccalyn Noble

    I think it is a bad idea because it only shows extreme types of bullying. Because of that bullies think “hey maybe if I don’t do what is shown in the video it’s okay!” Yet it’s really not.

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  117. William-M VanWinkle

    YES I do think this is a good idea, but don’t show what it is like to be bullied or what happens, show the consequences you will face IF you bully someone. Have someone that has been bullied come on and tell them what it feels like to them.

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  118. Jayeden

    No, i don’t think its a good idea because bullies are going to keep bullying unless u put a stop to it. I don’t think videos are going to help. You need to find out who is bullying who and pull them into the office and tell them NO.

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  119. Megan W.

    I believe that the bullying videos show bully’s options of how to attack their victims but also that they will get a reaction out of their victim . It premieres bullying rather than help to stop it.

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  120. Chloe Loth

    Yes, videos are great way to get messages out in a technology world like ours but, you have to make sure the message you want to produce in clear. That’s way instead of showing bullying show how you can prevent it and how it can have a positive effect on the student not negative. You always have to look at the glass half full instead of empty

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  121. Mari M.

    These videos are show kids good bullying tips like how to cyber bully, and how to make someone feel like a loser. If they really want to make a difference maybe they should focus on reporting bullying, rather than “supporting” bullying. Shout out to MR.RICE and his home room at CMS! GO CARDINALS!

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  122. Makayla Hecox

    Actually I honestly think they are a bad idea because bullies are getting ideas from the videos. And no one is helping the people that are being bullied.

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  123. madi-Van Hamlin

    well in my school in Michigan we do our bullying videos to. as 8th graders we are more responsible but our bullying really changed over the years thanks those videos, from the passed years we do less bulling now. they teach us how to solve that problem. at my school we are a family we grew up to gather.

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  124. Valeria Pineda

    I think is a good and a bad idea. Is a good Idea because people who realize what they done bad, they feel sorry for what they done. But is also food for the real bully students, Like Scoot said students who bully a lot they can get new ideas about how to bully new kids or more, kids from different countries. I come from Colombia South America, In my own country the students were bullying me because of my glasses and when I came here to USA in 2011 in July. It took me a lot to learn the language, while I was learning new stuff plus a new language, people were bullying me because of my accent and for the way that I talk. This happens a lot in schools. If I were a bully student I will look the good of life and the good in people, instated of look at the bad side. And If I were a student that is been bully, I just ignore them, because I know who I am and I know that I have the power to listen to them and believe it or I can just ignore them and walk away. If you are dealing with a person that hurts you or trows. You should talk to your teacher and if that doesn’t work talk to your father, and if it gets really serious, like the person accused you with killing your family or make you do a crime, talk to the police.

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  125. Heidi-Doerr

    I think anti-bullying videos are a good idea because people want to learn about standing up to a bully, not being afraid, and telling a grown up about someone who has been bullying you a lot.

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  126. Braiden Chistopher Baton

    Im 12 years old and I think the videos are a bad influence because it
    just give them an idea to pick a victom and what to do with them.
    But, thats not always true because some people would take it seriously and
    not be bystander or stick up for themselves
    Thats what I think.

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  127. William -Smith

    My problem with the Anti-Bullying videos is that even as one who is against the act of bullying I never take them seriously, and nor does anyone in the room when they are playing. You simply cannot understand what bullying does unless you’ve seen it first hand or seen what it does to a real person.

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  128. Ava-Sangster

    I think the bullying videos are a wonderul idea. Yes they do give bullies more ideas but if someone is unaware of the different types of bullying and they see a video that helps them to understand them then they might realize they are being bullied and it is ok to tell a teacher. -Mount Pleasant Middle School

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  129. Braiden Chistopher Baton

    Also I think wait I know bullying will never completely stoped but make a major change in life if we stick up for one another and tell them we have their backs also some complamentry feedback! :) So give life your word and stop the hastle and quit bullying because we can change the world.

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  130. Danny Emery

    It’s a bad idea. An ad or team against bullying can only do so much. They may stop it a little bit but not a lot. It’s been proven that rules only affect honest people. I wish instead of spending money on an ad, team, or campaign; and instead get these kids some mental help. They’ll need it is they enjoy hurting others.

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  131. Tyler-Shepard

    I think it would be best not to show the videos, I say this because I think it shows them ways of bullying, they should just go to the school councler.

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  132. alexandria church

    Bullies watching might think that the anti-bully video people are bullying and bullies are going to think that they are just teasing and might do worse things. I don’t want that to happen.

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  133. phoebe amavisca

    these videos are not a good idea obviously because they may not realize this but they are learning new ways to bully someone so they should just stop no warning just very serious punishments.

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  134. Braiden Chistopher Baton

    I think there bad because it influences them to bully.Also influences them to cyber bully which is the worst.Cyber bullying also puts so much pressure on the victim that they comit-suicide!
    And the bully almost never care.Until they go to jail.
    Thank you for reading this and tell me what you think.

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  135. Tyler-Shepard

    There are other methods of telling someone, if anyone gets bullied they don’t need a video, they need a different authority. People look at the video and just think ” Well I’m not that bad, it’ll be okay”. Bullying is not right……… I think they have the problem and just are wanting they attention they want and will do anything to get.

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  136. Holly-Smith

    I think that they’re good and bad. I believe that schools should have a person or group that they could tell if being bullied. Having videos? YES. Tell them what bullying is. Make sure to include ALL the ways a person could be bullies, such as texting and physical. AND make sure to include the consequences.
    -Holly

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  137. Tyler-Shepard

    I have not been bullied but I want to give shout out to the people who have been, and currently are, People who are CURRENTLY need to go get help, they are not alone in this world of bullying. If YOU see it happen…… GET HELP, it makes a change. The videos really matter on how the students see them to determine if they are bad or good. Sometimes it gives ideas, sometimes it gives helpful advice, ways to stop it , AND SAVES LIVES!!!!!

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  138. Emma G.

    I know what it is like to be bullied. These videos have good intentions but is it is encouraging bullying you should stop it right away . Instead make a club that listens to students then takes disciplinary actions if necessary. This will also help with students being afraid of revenge because no names will be given.

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  139. Mary Beth Ward

    The videos are a bad approach because they give bullies more ideas and the other bullies think they aren’t doing anything bad.

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  140. abbigail rivas

    It is a good idea because they show how people should defendthemself and if they bullyer is getting bullyed by another person how would they defend themself they would say sorry to the person they bullyed.

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  141. Amanda

    I think maybe explain what is really happening rather than just show a video. They really need to talk about. so show the videos but do more to stop it. Trust me i was in a class with 3 bullies. :)

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  142. Needah Abdelrahim

    Bullying videos don’t really help for anti-bullying acts. In fact, programs like those videos would just make the bully say “Hey, If that’s what’s considered bullying, then I’m not even doing anything wrong.”

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  143. Kylee-Fox

    I think it might be a bad idea because it shows bullies different ways to bully other people and it also shows the kids that are being bullied are scared. So they should probably find a different alternative to stop bulling.

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  144. Denisha Luluquisin

    I think these videos are a good idea. No matter what, people are always going to get bullied. These videos show that you should stand up for yourself.

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  145. Dalen Hanquist

    Yes the bullying videos may teach kids NOT to bully, but might also encourage them, like on the video kids should stand up for themselves first hand, not wait and have someone else do it for them.

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  146. maddie-mcgovern

    It’s totally a horrible idea! The bully’s will think,” i don’t do that so I’m not a bully.” But they still are! the schools should explain more about what bullying is but not have clubs or videos. They should also teach how to stand up to a bully.

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  147. holden stephens

    I think bully videos are a bad idea because they can show you different ways to bully you or make others feel bad by it.

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  148. Camilla Chiu

    I think that these bullying videos are a bad idea because for one, they can give bullies more ideas on bullying. Two, the people that join those clubs can get teased more because they take them. They can be called stupid or dum because the bullies might think that the victims don’t even know about anti- bullying ways. Three, the people who take those classes might make the bullies think that their trying to stop or stand up to them. -Camilla Chiu age 11 Colorado

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  149. Alissa

    I think it is a good idea as long as you put it out there on how we need to change and how we shouldn’t be picking on other people. It is a bad idea if we don’t put that it.

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  150. Katrina-Cano

    I think bullying is wrong and if anyone messes with anyone they will have to get through me first even if I don’t know them I would stick up for them cause they are human too. The only reason I think the people are bullies is because of what is going on at home maybe the parents are going through something horrible and the kid is mad and needs too take his or her anger on someone just to feel good about themselves and put the other person down I think that is wrong lets make the world a better and safer place to live on :-]

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  151. Hannah-MIddleton

    Bullying videos are bad because they always show the extreme. They never show the simple things like ignoring someone, a nickname that isn’t that nice, etc.
    They also never show cyber bulling which is the most common one because usually the bully is to scared to say it to the persons face.
    The videos also always show bullying happening in school when it really happens out of school. Most bullying happens out of school at the park, beach etc when the bully is brave enough to say it to the persons face.
    And the videos never show the after math. They never show how hard it is to have a bully stop bullying. In the videos its usually stops the first time someone stands up, but it really doesn’t. It keeps going because that’s all the bully knows. They only know to be mean. Someone standing up to them once doesn’t stop them. Having someone show them differently does.

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  152. Emer

    i think it is a bad idea because when these videos are shown it says that miner bullying that may effect people in a big way is OK because those types of bulling are not shown in the videos it allows the bully to be OK with continuing to bully the person because in the videos eyes what they are doing is not shown in the videos as bullying.

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