||[Aug. 14th, 2007|09:27 am]
The Question Club
A. In a situation where a child is being seriously bullied, WHO is responsible for intervening? Is the school responsible for ending the harassment? Is the parent of the bully responsible to stop the bullying?
B. Do the parents of a bullied child have any responsibilities if the bullying situation is not immediately fixable? (For example: despite efforts on the part of the parents, the bullying continues). Should the parent teach the child to fight back? Should they remove the child from the school?
C. Is it the responsibility of parents to moniter their child's internet activities and intervene if they are bullying someone online?
D. Do you think being bullied is kind of like a rite of passage? Is it something that happens to everyone, so you should just deal with it? Or is bullying a major problem that needs to be stopped?
E. Without condoning the actions of people who shoot their classmates, do you feel any amount of empathy or compassion for them? (Think Virginia Tech, Columbine, etc.)
EDIT: To be clear, the bullying to which I am referring is not the "name-calling" kind of bullying. I am asking about the serious bullying that happens, including physical assault and vandalism to personal items, such as a locker or a bookbag.