If I had done that as a kid, I would've gotten the belt. If any kid of mine did that shit, they'd likely get worse.
The profession held by most of my friends is high school teacher. It's all in the parents and frankly most parents suck or are a nonfactor. Some of the stories they tell me about the kids in their classes are shocking
But it's just like that first picture dice put up illustrates. 40 years ago...if a teacher scolded a student, the kid PRAYED their parents wouldn't find out for fear of having to sit down with most of their behind having become one massive whelt. Nowadays, if a teacher suggests the student should try to change how they are, parents reach an all time uproar. The sheer idea of a teacher suggesting how a parent should raise their kid, the nerve of them.
But you know, it's a double edged sword today too. Bullying is at an all time high ( bullying a bus monitor? REALLY?), teachers are constantly in fear of crossing a boundary to help prevent it, and children no longer have that fear that most of us had at their age. I mean, I consider what happened to me psycologically damaging ( I got jumped by my entire fifth grade class one day, and that's not the worst of it), I was attacked and threatened weekly, and mentally tortured daily by students, but the school wouldn't take any part in reprimanding the children, instead opting to send me to a fucking counselor for help (it didn't). There was one teacher who sort of got tired of the way the students treated kids and acted overall, and she proceeded to repriman an entire 8th grade class. 27 13 year old children, and she told them they needed to grow the fuck up or something along those lines, wasn't class or year sadly. She was fired a few weeks later for said action. All the stupid parents were flippant that such harsh language was used...never taking a second to think that maybe if their fuckfaced kids were a little less spoiled and a bit more obedient or even CIVIL that maybe she wouldn't have had to do such a thing. Yeah swearing isn't necessary, but she gets fired because the parents forgot to teach their kids manners? How can we stop bullying when we aren't ready to allow it to be stopped?
Of course there's the other extreme of teachers abusing power and doing creepy shit because they can. Sexual relations with students, blackmail, intriguing punishments taken to far...I mean one teacher actually had an entire class degrade a student who was bullying other children. An entire class insulting a child, mind you a kindergarten class too. Not so much the bully, but the kids forced to insult him, imagine how that can fuck them up mentally? Naturally that teacher was fired, and this was recent too, I caught it on yahoo news maybe a week ago? Fucking creepy shit.
Bullying is a really personal subject for me. I don't like it, I don't approve of it, and and unless it's this dumbshit "cyberbullying" which is then seriously your own fault anyway, I take only one part in it, the ending of it. Cyberbullying is retarded, if you are being picked on via social networks and email and such, block assholes or if it's real bad, delete your account and make a new one on whatever site or email acct. you're being harrassed on. If you're too stupid to keep your stuff private, you deserve a smack upside the skull. Fucking rule #1 of the internet is....there are no girls on the internet yes, but #2 is don't share personal information on the internet. If you want to make one of those cry for help videos on youtube, YOU DESERVE TO GET YOUR ASS HANDED TO YOU. It's like walking into a redsox fans' bar wearing a yankees t-shirt. You're gonna get your ass kicked for it. Use your brains.
Argh, this topic is making all my repressed childhood memories resurface, FUCK I hated grade school. One group of kids was making fun of me so badly one day in forth grade during lunch, I walked up to one of them, grabbed and twisted his arm until he screamed out in pain. Next day he came in wearing a sling. The bad part was that same day, him and his buddies were once again making fun of me. To this day, I don't know how I made it out of grade school alive. The odd thing is one of the few kids I could call a buddy actually did kill himself later in life. That fucked with me too, cuz that easily could have been me if I were a weaker person, and it crossed my mind many times.