Never I'm afraid. Unless some pro-active steps are taken.
I too was bullied through school. I was always the "new kid". Yet I still made some good friends. School age bullies are just confused children or youth. When one is a bully it reflects on the way that they feel inside. They have an insecurity complex. It makes them feel better about themselves and raises thier self esteem, whenever they pick on someone else. They need counseling. There actually could be many reasons behind thier behavior. For example what thier home life is like. Children learn what they live.
Now in this day in age of the internet. It has become even worse. Although the "cyber bully" needs to realize that every action has a reaction. The youth mentioned in this article are lucky that the bullied youth did not take things any further. They really pushed his buttons. I would not endorse any violent actions taken in revenge. But somehow would understand the reasoning behind such actions.
Maybe there should be required courses both in "sensibility training" and "diversity training". Such as there is in the workplace. If we started when they are still young. Maybe there would not be as many of the insensitive individuals that are running around the world today.
Nip it in the bud as it were. It could also lead to less school bullying. The violent actions may be kept to a minimum also. Our youth need to learn to understand to leave others alone.
Besides what ever happened to the "Golden Rule"?
Do onto others as you would have them do onto you.
And another favorite of mine:
If you do not have anything nice to say, then do not say anything at all.
Edited by scarlett, 08 January 2005 - 10:51 AM.