October 28, 2013

What if anti-bullying campaigns...

... encourage suicide?

6 comments:

David said...

So who is the audience for these films that end with children who have committed suicide? I doubt if the makers of the film have any clear idea. Are adolescent bullies going to be influenced to abstain by this? Unlikely. Parents? Teachers? Influenced to do what? Did it even occur to the makers and promoters of the film that adolescents are particularly suggestible, and emotionally volatile?

Do gooders doing harm.

Again.

John Lynch said...

Don't talk about suicide. If you have to, heap scorn on it. The point is to save lives, not spare feelings.

damikesc said...

Teaching everybody that they are victims and giving nobody a chance to stand up for themselves isn't a good plan at any point in history.

Bullying is one of the most BS campaigns in recent history.

n.n said...

The federal government runs an anti-bully campaign. Just one of many oxymorons which make life interesting.

RecChief said...

I know from experience that the only way to stop a bully is by standing up to him/her.

Crunchy Frog said...

Don't try suicide - nobody's worth it
Don't try suicide - nobody cares
Don't try suicide - you're just gonna hate it
Don't try suicide - nobody gives a damn