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Should bullying at schools be a criminal offence?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tenofspades, 6 Dec 2021.

  1. Raymond Lin

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    You just plucked up something I am not even talking about - who said anything about hitting children as punishment?

    There is actually only 1 thing here. Consequences from Actions. As I said, I will leave the judge for the actual consequence.

    The kid will get his or her consequences for their actions, 10 years behind bars and whatnot, which also will be the punishment for the parent in itself.
     
  2. Energize

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    Depends on what you mean by bullying, a lot of bullying is already criminal because it involves assault, harassment, criminal damage or theft of property. If we're talking about ocassional name calling then obviously no.

    The problem is the UK just fails to take action despite having the laws already in place.
     
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  3. Chris Wilson

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    Banned the world over? Really? Many countries with the lowest crime rates allow beating of children and beat adult transgressors until they need stitching up...
     
  4. bainbridge

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    Yeah he's going from strength to strength :)
     
  5. bloodiedathame

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    Violence breeds violence. It's not a solution. Unless you're a Neanderthal.

    A quick Google says that 58 countries have banned smacking of children as of 2019.
     
  6. wildman

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    bring back borstal, that's what those sergio tacchini wearing chav scrotes need. Borstal and a sound thrashing........................
     
  7. wildman

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    not sure North Korea is a country you would want to style UK law on TBH
     
  8. Chris Wilson

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    There are 195 countries in the world. 29% have banned it to some degree. If I had the time I'd be interested in comparing crime rates between them. I do indeed share some Neanderthal tendencies ;)
     
  9. Cyber-Mav

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    these days stabbing is the norm for bullying. so yea make it a criminal offence.
     
  10. dLockers

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    Nobody tell this man that stabbing is already a crime

    :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  11. Cyber-Mav

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    yea but if its a 10 year old doing the stabbing then they dont get prison sentence. sooo
     
  12. theone8181

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    To me (just reading up on the legalities of it), telling children off just doesn't work and seems a very frozen snow like way of doing things. Maybe they dont want their feelings hurt. They should man up and accept it, talking doesn't solve problems. Just to be clear I don't regularly beat my children but they do get a swift tap if they refuse to do what I tell them.
     
  13. krooton

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    I'm confused, you are saying that schools are soft, but then complain about them being hard on punishing what you deem to be silly. So which is it?
     
  14. dLockers

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    I'm surprised no one has posted the "easy times bread soft people" thing yet :o:cry:
     
  15. Burnsy2023

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    If a 10-year-old is stabbing people, the root cause is the situation the kid is in and that needs to be resolved.
     
  16. russell664

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    Anything under 16 gets wiped from your record. So unless it persists there isn't much point.

    I however, was bullied very badly during school especially secondary school and sometimes I still think about some things to this day. Like what was wrong with me.

    I had things like bottles of **** thrown at me, I had been whacked around the head with planks of wood, got followed home at least one a week. On the way home I got floored one day by a year 11 I didn't even know.
    Everyday was a nightmare - I was small and suffered an eating disorder at the time too, and was epileptic.

    School where next to no help, lunchtime used to be spent hiding away in and English classroom or something similar. parents didn't know what to do, they tried but they couldn't watch me 24/7 as they worked.

    I definately think sometimes, bullying isn't all what it seems - I was very good at hiding it. A lot of kids are.
    More should definately be done to stop the really abusive stuff happening - Because it can cause kids to do things such a killing themselves over it.

    It crossed my mind when everything was going on.
     
  17. Hellsmk2

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    Depends on the age of the bully. I was bullied relentlessly by one teacher, which has had a profound impact on my life. For someone like that, yes it absolutely should be a crime (child abuse should really already cover it).

    My family reported it at the time, I was removed from any class that man was taking, and he was told to avoid me. No warnings, no reprimands, no punishment. It was the 90s, so I hope things are different now, but I suspect they are not.
     
  18. Roar87

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    Soft, the punishment is over the top. It's boys playing boisterously, not the kind of bullying that might actually warrant a 2 day exclusion.
     
  19. Morve

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    Depends on the ages and what's involved, but every school should have a zero tolerance to bullying
     
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