Monday, May 16, 2011

How NOT to raise a bully (or a victim)

WTKR-TV3 News Channel 3 (Hampton Roads, CT) May 13, 2011

"Millions of people around the world have seen this viral video from Australia. Watch as the larger boy slams the smaller one to the concrete. It's enough to make the blood boil.
But those who've seen it, know this is the 'end' of the video - now watch the beginning.
Whatever history exists between the two, it's the smaller boy who picks this particular fight, who throws the first punch, and that's also violent behavior.
By no means does it excuse the larger boy's actions, but it does underscore how tricky the bullying problem can be.
'I just wanted to fit in,' said Robert Diaz.
Vinal Tech High School student Roberto Diaz says he's been on both ends of the bully equation. Before he came out as gay, Diaz harassed other kids who had come out." Read more

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