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Jordan1265
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Bullying : Should schools or parents be responsible?

In Topics: Cyber bullying
> 60 days ago

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Boys Town National Hotline
Aug 8, 2012
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It takes a village.  If either of the parties shirk all responsibility and leave it up to the other entirely, then it will not be effective. Schools are responsible to have and enforce bullying policies and parents are responsible to help teach their children about how to be a responsible and helpful student.  And so many times it occurs that parents and school will battle about bullying.  Parents get angry and think that the school is doing nothing to try and fix anything (which can happen) but then they will focus all of their negative energy toward blaming and attacking, which does not help solve the problem and actually can make the environment for the student worse.  Patience, open communication, and understanding are required from both parents and schools in bullying situations.  If a parent is frustrated with the way a school is handling a bullying situation and have not had any luck in getting things to change, than contacting a superintendent or school board may be required.  

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Myshadrie
Myshadrie writes:
In my view the school and the parent should be at fault because some schools lock children up for fighting other students but don't do anything but call parents on the bullies. The parent should also talk to their child about being a bully because that grows on children and it really don't look good.
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nerita11
nerita11 writes:
wen I was in elem there was a consolar and she used 2 say its responsibility of botg cuz it can haplen in school or at home ;
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nerita11
nerita11 writes:
wen I was in elem there was a consular and she used 2 say its responsibility of both cuz it can happen in school or at home ;
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clarkcapers7234
clarkcapers... , Student writes:
Definitely! If schools and parents aren't then who would, right? For, parents, you should explain to the child what is bullying and teach them not to bully and not be a victim. For, schools, raise awareness to the kids on such subject.
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Soukaena
Soukaena writes:
both one if your parents don't do any thing and the school if they hire hostile people from fellow schoolmates who just want to help
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HannahMiller0802
HannahMille... writes:
i think both.
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judy_h
judy_h writes:
I believe both schools and parents are responsible. Schools are responsible for providing a safe learning environment by implementing and monitoring rules and policies that foster a secure and comfortable setting for students and staff. Parents are responsible for teaching and helping their kids develop positive attitudes and social skills that promote cooperation and more empathetic reaction patterns.
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ARGUEDHAT
ARGUEDHAT , Student writes:
In this certain situation they're both held accountable. parents should teach the kids to protect themselves self defense.. But the school must ensure a safe learning environment and teach students to have morals and character and discipline those students justly and make sure the other students feel any harm and are safe to learn..But parents aren't off the leash. PROBLEMS IN SCHOOL USUALLY START AT HOME ...DO ENOUGH OF THIS BULLYING PARENTS MUST PAY ATTENTION AND NOW THEIR KIDS ARE CLAY TO BE MOLDED SO MOLD THEM AS HEROES.
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snjones
snjones writes:
Cyber bullying happens at home and that is the parent's reposiblability. Parents should watch what their child(ren) are posting on Facebook and other social networks.
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