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Bullying is impossible to end.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/29/2014 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Thet

Pro

Bullying is impossible to end. If you tell someone.. You're a 'Tattletale". They say "The best way to address bullying is to stop it before it starts." But how are kids going to do that if the bully is twice their size and can easily beat them the next day. Bullying campaigns are useless when all the organization cares about is making money and donating very little to the cause. Bullying is impossible to end.
Eav

Con

Round 1 | Acceptance and Introduction | by Eav | 29.10.

As I am not sure if that was Pro's actual argumentation I am very sorry if this was intended to be an acceptance only round and say a few words myself on the topic.

Bullying and Bullies come in different shapes and shadows. They have different reasons to bully and different ways to do so. We can differ psychological and physical bullying which are both harmful but need to be addressed differently. A bully from a challenging home environment for example might stop if the cause of his/ her aggression is resolved. Interventions like this are difficult but not impossible (see also Reference 1).

And concerning campaigns: The American Psychology Association (APA) featured in 2002 an article about Bullying-research {1} that lead to scientifically-based campaign that was funded by the Health Department, thus not commercial and focused on actual help.

{1} http://www.apa.org...
Debate Round No. 1
Thet

Pro

Thet forfeited this round.
Eav

Con

Round 2 | Additional Thoughts | by Eav | 2.11.

It seems like my opponent has fled the scene. Which makes it of course difficult for me to decide whether I should put much effort in this argument. Still a few additional thoughts on the topic, should do the job.

Thought 1: Interventions

I already talked about Interventions and that they are a sensitive topic. Most strategies nowadays approach the topic with a third-party that is an authority to both bully and victim. Education World for example suggests the teachers {2}. Other than parents (that are only an authority to their own child), teachers have actual influence on the kids future which also gives them the ability to influence the kids influence. This pressure can force a behaviour change.
Many of these intervention plans involve the final solution of removing the bully if he/ she is unwilling to stop the violence. Which is what I'll talk about next round.

{2} http://www.educationworld.com...
Debate Round No. 2
Thet

Pro

Thet forfeited this round.
Eav

Con

Round 3 | Final Thoughts | by Eav | 5.11.

Obviously a shame; I think with only a thousand characters to write, one could have taken the time. Anyway vote Con and/or read into my last thoughts on the topic. It's been a pleasure.

Thought 2: Final Solution

Removing a party from the community in which the violence occurred is certainly the last and most invasive action but a good way of solving the specific bullying problem for good.
If the bullying is performed by a small group of people, excluding the leader or a leader figure sends a clear message and is putting the victim out of reach of the bully.
If a group collectively showed hostile behaviour against a victim, removing one of the leaders might only resolve in stronger community forces and therefore it's best to find a new environment for the victim. This second option must be handled very sensitively because the victim should not feel like it is his fault and should not come without punishment for the bullies.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Eav 2 years ago
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On a side note: 1,000 characters is awfully few to deal with the topic properly. Even these comments give you more freedom to write what you want to say.
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