Teen’s parents: After suicide, he’s still being bullied

  • Musicman91

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    Sep 28, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44684938/ns/today-today_people/t/gay-teens-parents-bullying-continued-after-his-suicide#.ToKF9828jpc


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    Sep 28, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    Are some people still going to argue that we should reason with the bullies and "try to change them"?

    It's like negotiating with terrorists. A waste of time most of the time.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 28, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    “She was having a great time, and all of a sudden a Lady Gaga song came on, and they all started chanting for Jamey, all of his friends,’’ Jamey’s mother, Tracy, told Curry. “Then the bullies that put him into this situation started chanting, ‘You’re better off dead!’ and ‘We’re glad you’re dead!’


    This is infuriating that this should be allowed to happen. Those kids who did that should have been expelled from the school at the very least, not to mention their identity exposed for all to see. Shame on the teachers and parents and other students for not putting a stop to this. That they would shout these things after this teen has killed himself is truly the lowest of the low.
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    Sep 28, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    Maybe it's time for some tougher measures.

    Let's grab those bullies, and completely kick the shit out of them in an alleyway and put THAT on Youtube.

    Maybe they'll reconsider their behaviour if they see their fellow perpetrators bleeding on the pavement with no teeth. These people are obviously not susceptible to reason or some slap on the wrist by a spineless school principal.

    They really don't deserve any better. Especially these kids that are apparently not at all disturbed by somebody taking their own life and see it as a victory.

    My native language has a saying "wie niet horen wilt moet voelen" - translates to "who doesn't want to listen, will have to feel".
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    Sep 28, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    Personally, Ive Never thought we should reason with the bullies!! As a gay man, I am so sick of trying to take the "high road" and trying to be "understanding." F$&K that! We want to help gay youths, in addition to support groups, I think we should offer free self defence lessons at LGBT centers, as well as other ways to cope with this crap.
    If these schools even do anything at all, they contact the parents of these bullying little shits (which is probably where the kids learned this behaviour in the first place) and it only adds fuel to the fire. I'd like to say violence isn't the anwser, but we've tried education, public awareness, and understanding. How has that worked? If we want our young counterparts to gain self esteem, why don't we teach them to defend themselves verbally & physically?
    Just once i'd like to go online or click on my Tv to see that a gay teenager beat the bigotry right out of one of these serial bullys!! It's kinda hard to call a kid a Pansy when he took out one of the douchbags! Like it's not hard enough to be a gay kid being bullied, now they can be bullied at school, via text, email, Facebook, & Twitter; these kids literally can't escape it! Do we wonder why they snap? My 15 year old niece switched schools because she was being bullied and she isn't even gay, as far as I know. Her only crime was being beautiful, smart, sensitive, and not being interested in being one of the silly, vapid girls.. So let's imagine what it's like to be a gay kid these days? Screw it! I say we need to teach gay teens not to just stand up for themselves, but to Fight for themselves!
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    Sep 28, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    Ultraviolet13 saidPersonally, Ive Never thought we should reason with the bullies!! As a gay man, I am so sick of trying to take the "high road" and trying to be "understanding." F$&K that! We want to help gay youths, in addition to support groups, I think we should offer free self defence lessons at LGBT centers, as well as other ways to cope with this crap.




    Violence isn't going to solve anything. All the self defense classes in the world wont help many of these victimized youth defend themselves for the very basic reason that many of them are simply not violent people. What needs to happen is that there needs to be strict laws against bullying, and that schools need to adopt a "ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY" towards bullying. You bully, you're outta there.
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    Sep 28, 2011 6:01 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Ultraviolet13 saidPersonally, Ive Never thought we should reason with the bullies!! As a gay man, I am so sick of trying to take the "high road" and trying to be "understanding." F$&K that! We want to help gay youths, in addition to support groups, I think we should offer free self defence lessons at LGBT centers, as well as other ways to cope with this crap.




    Violence isn't going to solve anything. All the self defense classes in the world wont help many of these victimized youth defend themselves for the very basic reason that many of them are simply not violent people. What needs to happen is that there needs to be strict laws against bullying, and that schools need to adopt a "ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY" towards bullying. You bully, you're outta there.


    Indeed.. And that will coincide with flying monkeys dancing out of my ass to bake a quiche..Besides which, you try mandating harrassment from a large group of people; it just disolves into he said she said and nothing is done. Not to mention, most public schools have enough problems managing basic disipline or giving kids a proper sub-standard education; that's the least I'll say on the matter..
    And what about when these kids don't happen to be at school? Tough luck for then?