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Quote:But...I suggest we keep an eye on the article. In case, anyone's interested, I mentioned 'Also, because you didn't cite your sources, there have been concerns brought up that you fabricated the entire article'

Good idea. That article has been bugging me in Google's search results for a long time. Smile

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SoulRiser Wrote:
Quote:But...I suggest we keep an eye on the article. In case, anyone's interested, I mentioned 'Also, because you didn't cite your sources, there have been concerns brought up that you fabricated the entire article'

Good idea. That article has been bugging me in Google's search results for a long time. Smile

Ohhh...I just had an idea.

How about linking to it under the header 'crap'?

If we can get enough people to do it, it'll get associated with 'crap' in the same way that someone got associated with 'complete failure'

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stupid article
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Re: You Don't Like School - Article

Talking of kidshealth - let's look at some more shitty articles.

Don't give the bully a chance. As much as you can, avoid the bully. You can't go into hiding or skip class, of course. But if you can take a different route and avoid him or her, do so.


Hmmm....you know, BULLIES FOLLOW PEOPLE!!!!


Stand tall and be brave. When you're scared of another person, you're probably not feeling your bravest. But sometimes just acting brave is enough to stop a bully. How does a brave person look and act? Stand tall and you'll send the message: "Don't mess with me." It's easier to feel brave when you feel good about yourself. See the next tip!

Have you ever been inside an actual school? You try that - just don't come running to me when you get the 'What are you looking at?' pulled on you.


Feel good about you. Nobody's perfect, but what can you do to look and feel your best? Maybe you'd like to be more fit. If so, maybe you'll decide to get more exercise, watch less TV, and eat healthier snacks. Or maybe you feel you look best when you shower in the morning before school. If so, you could decide to get up a little earlier so you can be clean and refreshed for the school day.

Yeh, you know nothing. That won't work.

Get a buddy (and be a buddy). Two is better than one if you're trying to avoid being bullied. Make a plan to walk with a friend or two on the way to school or recess or lunch or wherever you think you might meet the bully. Offer to do the same if a friend is having bully trouble. Get involved if you see bullying going on in your school — tell an adult, stick up for the kid being bullied, and tell the bully to stop.

And who do you think gets bullied most? The kids with no (or very few) friends.


Ignore the bully. If you can, try your best to ignore the bully's threats. Pretend you don't hear them and walk away quickly to a place of safety. Bullies want a big reaction to their teasing and meanness. Acting as if you don't notice and don't care is like giving no reaction at all, and this just might stop a bully's behavior.

Yes, bullies want a reaction and they will do anything for that reaction. If you ignore verbal threats, what do you think will happen? Yes, they'll move onto physical stuff.

Stand up for yourself. Pretend to feel really brave and confident. Tell the bully "No! Stop it!" in a loud voice. Then walk away, or run if you have to. Kids also can stand up for each other by telling a bully to stop teasing or scaring someone else, and then walk away together. If a bully wants you to do something that you don't want to do — say "no!" and walk away. If you do what a bully says to do, they will likely keep bullying you. Bullies tend to bully kids who don't stick up for themselves.

Oh, come on. Bullies work in teams. Surroundings. Or at the very least, you'll get tripped up.


Don't bully back. Don't hit, kick, or push back to deal with someone bullying you or your friends. Fighting back just satisfies a bully and it's dangerous, too, because someone could get hurt. You're also likely to get in trouble. It's best to stay with others, stay safe, and get help from an adult.

That's not bullying back. That's self-defense. Flight is illegal. Of course, I'll fight.

Better in trouble and out of danger, than having a spotlessly clean record and being unsafe.

Again, the ones who get bullied, won't have a lot of friends. Adults are useless.

Don't show your feelings. Plan ahead. How can you stop yourself from getting angry or showing you're upset? Try distracting yourself (counting backwards from 100, spelling the word 'turtle' backwards, etc.) to keep your mind occupied until you are out of the situation and somewhere safe where you can show your feelings.

Oh, gawd, go to school.


Tell an adult. If you are being bullied, it's very important to tell an adult. Find someone you trust and go and tell them what is happening to you. Teachers, principals, parents, and lunchroom helpers at school can all help to stop bullying. Sometimes bullies stop as soon as a teacher finds out because they're afraid that they will be punished by parents. This is not tattling on someone who has done something small — bullying is wrong and it helps if everyone who gets bullied or sees someone being bullied speaks up.

So that they can do the easiest thing and punish you both? No, thanks.

In the end, most bullies wind up in trouble. If they keep acting mean and hurtful, sooner or later they may have only a few friends left — usually other kids who are just like them. The power they wanted slips away fast. Other kids move on and leave bullies behind.

Wrong. Most victims end up in trouble. Everyone else is scared of the bully and therefore frames the victim.

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stupid article
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Re: You Don't Like School - Article

Rofl omg i remember this its so funny
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RE: You Don't Like School - Article

We should all send them a reply stating how inaccurate they are for conflating school with education.

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stupid article
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