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 Post subject: The antibullying movement
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:21 pm 
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Is showing the character of a moral panic.


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 Post subject: Re: The antibullying movement
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:04 pm 
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It’s widely believed that bullying can lead to suicide, and that tough new laws and zero-tolerance policies can help deter the perpetrators.

In fact, none of these things are true. Although bullying is common – between one in four and one in three teenagers will be bullied at some point, by some estimates – it is rarely devastating. The vast majority of kids grow up unscathed. The teenage suicide rate hasn’t budged in more than 30 years. And there’s no scientific evidence that bullying causes teenagers to kill themselves. The roots of adolescent suicide are complex, but if there’s one common denominator, it isn’t bullying – it’s mental illness.


Are bullying laws even helping?

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 Post subject: Re: The antibullying movement
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:08 pm 
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Oh. Perhaps my linked story ripped off your linked story. :?

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