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Teen Tweets ‘I Give Up’ Before Jumping In Front of Subway Train

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1980 Movie in which a kid 'hires' Adam Baldwin in order to protect himself from the bullying of Matt Dillon.

Not exactly a new concept.

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... But what if that 'bodyguard' tells you to flip off because he thinks those tweets and facebook posts about you are hilarious?

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Oh, so no one committed suicide in the time you were growing up? Funny fact, I didn't know that.

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My issue with this topic is simply why should this be publicized to the extent of the Amanda Todd situation... Im sorry but it shouldn't, there are hundreds of people commiting suicide daily! I dont see storys and facebook pages for them? Or for the war hero who lost a limb or his life do you? Or how about my cousin! ever seen the movie "Taken" thats exactly what happened to my cousin! They don't have a facebook page!!!!!

I'm sorry I dont support bullying or suicide, I believe these 2 girls made the wrong choice in doing what they did! Suicide is never the answer! I was bullied! I almost jumped off a bridge but i'm still here! I still fight! A friend saved my life.. I just dont justify the over publicized nature of there storys!

Instead why don't people create one massive page or site dedicated to ALL these people! To share there storys, to mourn them and work together to fight this problem! Don't make certain people out to be better than others cause were all equal and everyone deserves to live and have a good life!!!

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Double Post but nessacary! Everyone should watch this video!

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Or how about my cousin! ever seen the movie "Taken" thats exactly what happened to my cousin!

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Just a question: When you were a kid, did you have to deal with bullying every time you looked at your phone, or logged onto your computer?

Were the bullies able to spread the ridicule amongst hundreds of people with the mere touch of a button?

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Life is not all lollipops and rainbows and kids need to also learn how to deal with bad things when they happen. They need to learn they won't always be lauded for coming in last. They need to learn that not everyone will always get along.

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I do not know why we have no labour camps. We should have like they do in North Korea. You get to work in mines for a few months, never bully anyone ever again.

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"Bullies are nothing more than cowards. That's why they often group together to pick on someone. When they're separated, they're gutless. That's why dealing with people individually is crucial. When you look him/her straight in the eye, he/she will begin to shrink."

http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/245

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Teaching Them To Be Themselves

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You'd Think...

Peer pressure is the thing that makes kids smoke cigarettes, do drugs and read pornographic magazines by the time they reach middle school. As countless PSAs and after-school specials taught us, we must teach our kids to be themselves and never give two halves of a frack about what their "friends" think.

But in Reality...

Remember that smelly kid in school, who never washed his hair, had no friends and once pissed in the sink at that party he wasn't invited to? That's your kid, without peer pressure. A study conducted at the University of Virginia showed that kids who were exposed to peer pressure around the ages of 12 and 13 turned out to be way more well-adjusted than the ones who weren't. They better understood the need to accommodate and make compromises when confronted with social pressure, rather than the "I'll just take my ball and go home" attitude they adopt otherwise.

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Totally well-adjusted.

The kids who were taught to be themselves no matter what didn't become walking clones of James Dean. They actually turned out less engaged, socially challenged and statistically less intelligent, their GPAs dropping almost an entire letter grade.

Maybe more importantly, when you actually give a damn about how people view you, it develops a skill of reading the most subtle changes in people's emotional states, leading ultimately to a heightened sense of empathy. In this socially awkward age of the Internet, it turns out peer pressure at the right time can basically give you superpowers.

A bit of humour , with a pearl of wisdom in there ,to lighten things up in this thread .

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And people acting like they actually give a **** is hilarious, bunch of armchair quarterbacks that sit behind their keyboards and type.

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Teaching Them To Be Themselves

8373.jpg?v=1

You'd Think...

Peer pressure is the thing that makes kids smoke cigarettes, do drugs and read pornographic magazines by the time they reach middle school. As countless PSAs and after-school specials taught us, we must teach our kids to be themselves and never give two halves of a frack about what their "friends" think.

But in Reality...

Remember that smelly kid in school, who never washed his hair, had no friends and once pissed in the sink at that party he wasn't invited to? That's your kid, without peer pressure. A study conducted at the University of Virginia showed that kids who were exposed to peer pressure around the ages of 12 and 13 turned out to be way more well-adjusted than the ones who weren't. They better understood the need to accommodate and make compromises when confronted with social pressure, rather than the "I'll just take my ball and go home" attitude they adopt otherwise.

8361.jpg?v=1

Totally well-adjusted.

The kids who were taught to be themselves no matter what didn't become walking clones of James Dean. They actually turned out less engaged, socially challenged and statistically less intelligent, their GPAs dropping almost an entire letter grade.

Maybe more importantly, when you actually give a damn about how people view you, it develops a skill of reading the most subtle changes in people's emotional states, leading ultimately to a heightened sense of empathy. In this socially awkward age of the Internet, it turns out peer pressure at the right time can basically give you superpowers. cracked website

A bit of humour , with a pearl of wisdom , to lighten things up in this thread

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Absolutely incorrect.

I most certainly care when a young person's life is ended unnecessarily and I believe that many others in this thread (BB, 'Coaster, CJ, Wizdom, theminister, Dellins, Jai, Pimp, etc) feel the same way.

Just because you don't care, it doesn't mean that you have to attempt to paint the rest of us as hypocrites, just so you can feel better about your own callousness.

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Absolutely incorrect.

I most certainly care when a young person's life is ended unnecessarily and I believe that many others in this thread (BB, 'Coaster, CJ, Wizdom, theminister, Dellins, Jai, Pimp, etc) feel the same way.

Just because you don't care, it doesn't mean that you have to attempt to paint the rest of us as hypocrites, just so you can feel better about your own callousness.

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What about me ?

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Sorry mate. I thought I did pretty well, for just off the top of my head...

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Some kids do learn those things you've mentioned but are bullied anyway. Relentlessly, horrendously, inescapably........and there's a HUGE difference between learning that everyone will not always get along and being tormented and bullied every single day.

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Absolutely incorrect.

I most certainly care when a young person's life is ended unnecessarily and I believe that many others in this thread (BB, 'Coaster, CJ, Wizdom, theminister, Dellins, Jai, Pimp, etc) feel the same way.

Just because you don't care, it doesn't mean that you have to attempt to paint the rest of us as hypocrites, just so you can feel better about your own callousness.

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Does anyone really know what the answer is? It's fairly self explanatory that awareness and education just do not work. I have been 'aware' and been 'educated' about bullying since grade school. We were taught not to do it, plain and simple. Something along the lines of, how would you feel if you were the bullied one. I guess maybe back then it felt like there actually could be a consequence for doing something bad. This sentiment is lost today. Rarely do teens get in trouble for anything it seems.

I don't have the answer either but a good start would be to get rid of dependence on social media that has manfiested in recent years. Easier said than done but it sure is easy to use twitter or facebook to harrass someone. On top of that, all these accounts are linked to your phone so escaping it is impossible. I am surprised these tragic events have taken so long to rise to prevalence given that facebook has been around for a few years now.

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