Saturday, September 17, 2011

Workshop on BULLYING (Sept 23)

(From SFUSD Community Advisory Committee for Special Education Website)


Friday, September 23, 2011

Support For Families

Parent/Professional Workshop: BULLYING

Presented by the Office for Civil Rights

Time: 10:00 AM to Noon

Location: Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, 1663 Mission Street, 7th Floor.

To attend the workshop, call: (415) 920-5040

24 comments:

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  2. I think this bullying thing is being exaggerated. Physically beating up kids and stealing from them and scaring them is bullying. Now if kids make jokes about each other, they say it's bullying. How can you bully someone online? It's too politically-correct. Kids make jokes about each other. It's life, not a bullying tragedy.

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  3. "How can you bully someone online?"

    There are several ways. You can see a number of them if you hang around any forum long enough, some obvious and others less so.

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  4. You know in the '80s there were a lot of movies really showing how awful teens were who teased and ridiculed and harassed other teens. It thought society would have solved this problem by now but it's still happening and needs to stop. It is unacceptable to gossip, tease and bother other kids. I teach my kids not to spread rumors, lie, tease, harass. And no double standard, as a woman I cringe when I hear girls call each other sluts, the double standard is sexist and must be stopped. There's way too much teasing in high school. I feel bullied on this board all the time. Some people can't stop repeating the same thing and have no respect for other opinions. Some of the bullies on this board are real creeps. They should stop bullying. They know who they are!

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  5. Oh, I'm going to hold out that having a bad personality is different than being a bully. The repetitive blowhards on this board are just socially inept, but I don't actually think they mean to be as annoying as they are.

    A lot of school bullying happens around gender expression and perceived sexual orientation, and it's cruel and terrible. Last week a gay 14-year-old boy in Williamsville, NY, killed himself to get the bullying to stop.

    So if you haven't walked in the shoes of a child tormented by anti-gay epithets every day (online and off), maybe you're not the expert on bullying.

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  6. I just have different opinions from you. I think you're bullying me by calling me socially inept. Your bullying makes me feel suicidal and if I jump off the bridge it is your fault. I'm not a blowhard or socially inept, I have a right to my opinion. I repeat occasionally because people don't address certain points and pass over them. I am offended by your stereotypes of me. Not everyone in SF drinks the Kool Aid and your comments represent harassment and online bullying. Look at the far left, they've had monopolistic control of schools for 40 years and haven't improved AA or L achievement, it's a fact, their techniques are simply failing. I want to see a world in which in real terms, AA and L kids achieve what A and W kids do, as well as the ONW, SPI, F and other kids, but I want results and don't think results are possible without studying. You've had a monopoly and failed because you ignore key points, I point that out and you harass, ridicule and bully me.

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  7. Dude you sound like you're bullying your self. Take a chill-pill!

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  8. "How can you bully someone online?"

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Megan_Meier

    In this case the bully was an (obviously disturbed) mother of a classmate, but I wouldn't be surprised if much of this also happens between kids. To say, oh, that girl had psychological problems anyhow is an easy way out. It's not about being politically correct, but about creating a safe learning environment for all kids, including those who don't fit the popular mold.

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  9. 11:21/KevinKane,

    whuuuuuut?

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  10. Stop bullying me with intentional mis-spellings!

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  11. This blog just sinks lower and lower.

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  12. Stop bullying the blog.

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  13. Instead of a workshop on bullying they should have a workshop on not bullying or at least how to kick bully ass.

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  14. Yes, we can only imagine the sort of things you would teach kids, if anybody let you.

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  15. Typical humorless K file drone.

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  16. DonK is short for DONKEY

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  17. Ha Ha. Can you sink any lower calling school yard names on a thread about bullying? I suspect you can.

    If you don't appreciate my humor why not just say so?

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  18. and "humorless K file drone" is NOT name-calling?

    Ignore him. Please. Only he would think it was funny to teach kids with disabilities that they should hit back. Yeah, that would really solve the problem.

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  19. No, calling someone a drone for not recognizing an attempt at humor is apt. Calling some a donkey is just like me calling you a butthead.

    It's like calling someone an idiot. Are you an idiot or not? I am not a donkey last I checked.

    It's Moggy who pleads with everyone to ignore me - Moggy who loves to insult from behind her curtain of anonymity.

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  20. The DonKey thinks everyone is Moggy; he's cracked.

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  21. Moggy is behind a lot of this. She has bullied and terrorized this board under different guises for quite some time. Kids do need to be tougher. I think it is too much to expect kids will never tease or joke with each other. I've seen so much energy expended at Presidio on controlling how girls dress, but not boys. Seems sexist to me. How about focusing on the test scores? If you go to public school in a major City, you should be able to take a joke, not violence but a joke. One of the important lessons I learned in school was how to defend myself and fight. If I had been homeschooled, I'd have been mugged several times, but instead I learned moves and defended myself well against any and all mugging attempts. Nobody mugs anymore but they sure did in the '70s.

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  22. Seek psychiatric help immediately.

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