How would you tell your child to respond to being hit by a bully at school

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Feb 6 36 Comments

What is the best way to respond to a bully

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  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay
    I’d ask on Blind. Maybe run a poll.
    Feb 6 4
    • A10 Networks / Eng
      El_Kabong

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      El_Kabongmore
      This always evokes the “TC or GTFO” question.
      Feb 6
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      El_Kabong

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    • Northrop Grumman / Eng HowCouldYu
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  • LinkedIn Shape of💩
    Ask for a name of that bully then talk to their parents and notify teacher
    Feb 6 0
  • Tableau Zero Cool
    Send them to kickboxing classes
    Feb 6 3
    • Dropbox 99+
      Wrestling might be a better idea, but totally agree. Learn confidence.
      Feb 6
    • New noE
      Agreed. I have my son learn kickboxing too
      Feb 6
    • Netflix <empty>
      Enroll in BJJ/MMA. On average the best fighting sport.
      Feb 7
  • Intel LvOT55
    If someone pushes you, you push back. That's a lesson that will help in your career (obviously not physically) it's more just standing up for yourself and what you believe / want
    Feb 6 1
    • Expedia loves2trvl
      In career, push back (figuratively) by producing even more brilliant work! Ignore the bullies by always reminding yourself ‘No one kicks a dead dog’
      Feb 6
  • Google / Mgmt Lovedoo
    Empower the kid. Enroll them for self defense classes. It will build their confidence and perhaps shift perspective from being a victim. If all else fails, talk to the school and make the bully their parents responsibility.
    Feb 6 0
  • Cisco vzIq77
    Depends on the type of bullying:

    Verbal: talk more shit to the bully

    Physical: hit em harder
    Feb 6 0
  • Teach ur kid to fight back and also complain to school . Odds are bully is bullying other kids too , take their parents with u when u go complain
    Feb 6 0
  • Microsoft Zoobie Doo
    I am struggling with this one too. I tell my kid to to hit harder, but am also worried if the other kids gets severely injured in the process. What is the balance here?
    Feb 6 1
    • New noE
      Defend yourself. That’s what i keep telling my son. You don’t want them to get in the fight, defend then report
      Feb 6
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    hYw82bsosmore
    Tell them although you don't agree with their actions, you'll fight to protect their right to express them. Welcome to america
    Feb 6 1
    • Microsoft Loverboy
      Yes. Words are now the same as physical violence.

      And we’re gonna keep shifting the goalposts.
      Feb 6
  • Oracle idempotent
    Knock the little fucker out cold.
    Feb 6 0
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    El_Kabong

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    El_Kabongmore
    Teach your kid how to deal with bullies now, so that when they are in their first Dev job, they are not posting on Blond asking advice on how to deal with an office bully.
    Feb 6 0
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    Easy Going

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    Today's world has a hard time dealing with bullies because there aren't any good solutions that won't get the bullied person in trouble as well.

    Hit back and you both go to the principal's office.

    Tell the teacher and you might get bullied more and called all sorts of names and teased by others for being a tattle tale.

    Do nothing and everyone suffers more at the hands of the bully.

    The establishment wants you to tell them about it. The kid can help themselves out by not involving their parents, telling the teacher privately in the hopes they increase monitoring without blaming the bullied for tattling.

    The parent can help out by teaching the bullied kid soft martial arts where they put the aggressor in a hold that prevents the bully from hitting but doesn't leave a bruise on the bully.
    Feb 6 1
    • Netflix <empty>
      All options have a cost but only a few give satisfaction/make you feel better. I’d go with standing up for yourself. Take your self-esteem.
      Feb 7
  • Spotify KXAo87
    My kid wouldn't listen to me and would instinctively wail back on the bully. Dont know if that's good or bad
    Feb 6 1
    • Netflix <empty>
      It’s good. More people need to stand up for themselves. Freedom needs courage.
      Feb 7
  • Salesforce establo
    Yes this is hard because there’s a lot of bad consequences for getting involved physically. But I can’t emphasize how it important it is to establish precedence. People need to know that picking on you will cost them in the back of their mind.
    Feb 6 0
  • My parents always taught me to go the most peaceful way but I kind of regret it. The kid needs to earn space and respect. If he/she is being invaded physically , he/she needs to respond the same way. Teachers won't be around forever
    Feb 6 0
  • CEMEX / Eng gino
    I would go Ray Velcoro on his ass
    Feb 6 0
  • Google RockLobsta
    Hit them back and don't stop until the bully begs you to stop or stops moving.
    Feb 6 4
    • Spoiler alert: school calls to notify you that your kid is in hospital.
      Feb 7
    • Google RockLobsta
      Nah. I believe in teaching kids how to fight. That’s how I grew up. Started learning kickboxing at 6. Had a ton of fights in school. Was never me that was seriously hurt.
      Feb 7
    • Found the bully.
      Feb 7
    • Google RockLobsta
      Haha I don’t believe in starting things. But I believe in escalating to finish them.
      Feb 7
  • Explain bonobo chimp social hierarchy and advise wank him off.
    Feb 7 0
  • Microsoft pJcW86
    What kind of bullying and why? Just one or more? Voting tell the teacher first and you probably need to as well, if they don't do anything see if you can contact the parents and then if no one does anything tell them you and your kid will do anything necessary to defend themselves.

    Btw if it is physical punching hard and a bunch of "boys being boys" your kids life could be at risk so don't just ignore it.
    Feb 6 0
  • Intel Sjkopgg
    Throw the first punch
    Feb 6 0