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I decided to make this since the new media flare up over bullying-induced suicides.

Yes, it's good to see people being more aware about the issue and everything, but the part that really bothers me is how people treat it like it's some brand new issue in the world today. Sadly, it isn't new. It's been around forever and always will. But bullying seems to be the "hot new thing" for media reports these past couple of months, so that's why it's been popping up everywhere.

I can agree that bullying has evolved over time, especially with advances in technology. But people, the idea of bullying in itself is nothing new, and it's irking to see it being handled this way. A few months ago nobody gave two shits about what was going on in schools, but once it's on the press it has to be a bigass massacre. -__-

Am I against bullying? Yes, and may those victims who committed suicide because of it RIP. Have I been bullied? My middle school life was made a depressing hell because of it. Before then, however, my elementary days were spent playing the role of the bully, tormenting one particular girl excessively every day.

Bullying, in its most harsh and relentless nature, is fucked up. But everyone experiences it in their lives at one point or another, and it's certainly not something reserved to your fellow peers. There are plenty of aspects to the entire issue. What's considered bullying and what's considered just a practical joke? When should the school step in? Should they even bother at all? What are the parents' roles in all of this? Where should the focus be? On strengthening the children getting bullied or punishing the bullies as harshly as possible? What more can the victims be doing? Who is really at fault? Who should we blame? What do we do about this problem?
It can go on forever.

Bottom line is: There's no epidemic. This is nothing new, it's just been brought to the surface more through the media. So please, if you are one of those people spouting about a new crisis, just stfu. There's a line between being supportive of the issue and just being annoying and overreacting.

However, I will say to be mindful about bullying; think about things. Be mindful of your actions and who they are towards. Be mindful of your children, friends, and family. Analyze situations and get help if needed. Don't ever be afraid to reach out.

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deathzerobbb Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha the stamp made me laugh its like i know right! 
zame328 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I flippin' HATE it when people are all like "Together, we can stop bullying! Yay!". UGH. No, just no. Bullying will NEVER go away. Instead, we need to focus on toughing up kids, 'cause if they think drama at school's bad, they ain't seen nothing yet! :P Oh and I hate it when kids get overdramatic over every freaking thing! "waaah!She looked at me funny! Imma cry and post crap on Facebook now!" Ugh, it drives me insane.
deathzerobbb Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha so true haha kids need to stick up for themselves and stop being such wusses its like toughen up and i also hate all this crap about stopping bullying its not gonna go away!
StrangeCanine Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, at first I got mad. Then I read the description...I agree entirely. It seems that the only people who can change bullying which has been going on since before I was born, are hypocrites.
robloxianlulz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
SAEV DE KIDRENZ N00b k0Ny2088!!1111!!!!111!
PrincessFlaw Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Problem is that nowaydays, everyone who is mean to you = bully. :|
HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
OMG! Thank you! My youngest sister in law is spouting this like as if bullying was created yesterday. But she's not a supporter, she's someone who's annoying people about the issue and bullies people on facebook. I am against bullying. I was bullied from the 7th grade to the 11th grade, then I left public school. When it was about my horror movies, I took in stride. I wasn't being cool or popular, oh well. But then a kid bullied me when my father died, set me off crying and wanting to harm myself and the school was like "so?"

Thank you for making this stamp and for being a smart person :)
Blood-B0xer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. :/

But to me conflicts and abuse in general are nothing new.

In my eyes, the kids should strengthen up, and the bullies should be punished for their actions.

Anything wrong should be punished, but in life we all have to face conflicts and abuse at some point.

I've been cheated when I was in grade 5 by an educational assistant, because she asked me politely "Would you like to read with us" and when I responded no, she forced me to do it anyways. Once I got sent to the office for having a bad day, because my elementary school considers having a bad day, or even becoming a victim of bullying, an offence. Luckily in grade 6 the educational assistants were nice and didn't force us into doing things... so I was pretty lucky until grade 8...

In grade 8, there were these really mean boys who falsely accused me of something I didn't do, and because I denied it, they started to harass me. I got really sick of it and told the teachers, and they even told the boys to leave me alone, but they didn't listen and some of them even got suspended, but they didn't stop tormenting me, so the school could do nothing and blamed me for reporting it. Some of the boys were even evil enough to steal my backpack, and pass it from boy to boy so I couldn't find it. I'm lucky I got my backpack back.

When I got home, I told my mom how badly those boys were and she was like "they're just boys? why can't you hurt others like they do?" and I was just like... :'V

Well, yeah, so for most of grade 8 I threw fits whenever someone asked me to do something, and I lost a lot of friends because of it. I wished I could've been more mature when the adults couldn't deal with these boys, but I'm a sensitive person and it's hard for me to get over things within a day. I'm able to get over it now, and a few of the boys have actually apologized to me for their actions. They claim it's because their everyday life is hell :no:

But my question is... just because your life is hell, do you have to make someone else's life like hell?

Once person says that there should be no such things as laws, because in the real world people don't give a dam'n about laws.
SheWolfxAngel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with this. Me and my friend were both bullied all throughout our school and many other people of course, (it really hurting and effecting how we act around people) and nobody gave a damn about it. Now they all of a sudden care?
and turn it into this huge thing? It's been around forever. -_-'
Addictivemind Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally think a bit of pushing around shapes us up for the future, Ive been bullied, and ive been the bully, it strengthened me for the experiences, that doesnt mean I think a person should be tormented to the tipping point, but a shove here or a few blind insults there will only show those who can step above the hate
T-mack56 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Student Filmographer
Even so not everyone can take it.
Addictivemind Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, not to sound rude, and I know it will. But that is their problem.
Elfuun Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't understand. I agree with Jeffrey's Law and believe publicity is for the good
onlyindreams145 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Kikonoras Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Robert: Its very irritating when media goes crazy with one theme at a time. At least pythons and exotic animals are somewhat out to the side of public care in this new trend (though they were summers news fashion). Though at least this news may help fix problems not make more.
qbark Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist

You know what I hate though? Teachers act like "SOMETAIMZ BULLIEZ HAS BAD LIEVS OR INSECOORITIEZ OF DEIR OWNZ" excuses bullies from their actions.

It doesn't. They're still little bastards that I would love to see in jail or dead. c;
Its-An-Inferno Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist

E-Squid Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
It's only because of the fact that it happens on the internet that it gets attention. The media acts like the internet is some disgusting, unfathomable frontier chock-full of distasteful people who do unmentionable things all the time. If I remember correctly some news outlet branded /b/ as a "teen vigilante group" and "close to terrorism" when it's not even close.
Its-An-Inferno Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
:no: Dumb people...
rcsi1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
I totally agree.
Its-An-Inferno Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
PunkGRL5 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
While I agree it's nothing new, I think the attention is a good thing. I don't wish the things that happened to me on anyone, not even my worst enemy. Also, not everyone experiences bullying. I know people who say they were never bullied. Atleast these people are sympathic to victims.
Its-An-Inferno Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh of course, and this new attention could lead to a reform to bullying laws and instill caution into people, which would be a great thing. But I'm afraid that once everything dies down it'll just go back to nobody caring anymore. Or maybe it will have spooked some people, I dunno.
Well no, maybe not everyone. Nothing applies to everyone, but most I meet have experienced through work, school, or home.
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