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'''Bullying''' is the use of force to get one's own way, typically for a selfish purpose at at the expense of others. [[Children]] in [[public school]]s are often permitted (at least tacitly) to bully other, weaker children. This can take the form of teasing, hitting, extortion ("Give me your lunch money"), and so on.
 
'''Bullying''' is the use of force to get one's own way, typically for a selfish purpose at at the expense of others. [[Children]] in [[public school]]s are often permitted (at least tacitly) to bully other, weaker children. This can take the form of teasing, hitting, extortion ("Give me your lunch money"), and so on.
  
Educators have been known to countenance the practice by saying that as kids grow up, they simply must learn to deal with bullies.{{fact}} The implication is that they can learn this on their own, while academic subjects such as arithmetic and English must be learned from books and teachers.
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Educators have been known to countenance the practice by saying that as kids grow up, they simply must learn to deal with bullies. [
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http://www.crimeprevention.gov.au/agd/WWW/rwpattach.nsf/VAP/(1E76C1D5D1A37992F0B0C1C4DB87942E)~Bullying+Parents.pdf/$file/Bullying+Parents.pdf] The implication is that they can learn this on their own, while academic subjects such as arithmetic and English must be learned from books and teachers.

Revision as of 18:58, 9 November 2007

Bullying is the use of force to get one's own way, typically for a selfish purpose at at the expense of others. Children in public schools are often permitted (at least tacitly) to bully other, weaker children. This can take the form of teasing, hitting, extortion ("Give me your lunch money"), and so on.

Educators have been known to countenance the practice by saying that as kids grow up, they simply must learn to deal with bullies. [ http://www.crimeprevention.gov.au/agd/WWW/rwpattach.nsf/VAP/(1E76C1D5D1A37992F0B0C1C4DB87942E)~Bullying+Parents.pdf/$file/Bullying+Parents.pdf] The implication is that they can learn this on their own, while academic subjects such as arithmetic and English must be learned from books and teachers.