Bullying should be allowed, as it builds character.
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Beyond my sad little back story,I would like to get back to the detrimental effects bullying has caused in many cases such as Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris of the Columbine Massacre, Amanda Todd, Rebecca Sedwick, and many more. They all suffered depression, anxiety, and many other disorders as the aftermath of bullying (except Eric Harris who was a born psychopath).
I, myself, suffer depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and violent black outs. There have been situations where my bottled up rage towards my attackers have caused me to black out and become aggressive... When I was seven, I was dragged into the girl's bathroom and began to be beaten by other girls, some from my grade, some from grades above. My head was slammed against a toilet bowl and a wall as I was kicked and punched repeatedly. Four years later, a girl who had been bullying me since I was eight (and her little group of friends) came up to me and cornered me, yelling at me, and pushing me down. They began kicking me in my ribs, and bam, flashback. I don't remember what happened, my mind had gone blank, but after watching school security footage I realize that I probably could have killed that girl if teachers wouldn't have pulled me off of her. This not only shows that bullying puts the bullied child's life in danger, but also the bully's life.
Bullying should be treated the same as harassment is in legal terms.
Now, what if it's not bullying between men, but between women? A young girl, like myself, being brutalized and harassed every day until she reaches the breaking point. Is this respectable? Does this make me want to say "Hey, she's pretty brave and because she has intimidated me, had ten girls gang up on me and beat me to a bloody pulp, and made me feel like I was not worth breathing, I should respect her!" No!
Let me try and understand, are you really trying to say that bullies do it because they need self confidence, and that we should consider their background before we punish them? Or not even punish them at all? And that if a teen bullies, well that's fine and dandy! It's because they don't know right from wrong?
The real point I'm trying to make here, and failing at doing so here is that, some kids (mentally disabled, special education, physically disabled, etc) may not be equipped to cope with situations like bullying. Shouldn't there be something to protect those kids from bullying? Or how about, something to protect everyone from bullying.?
What if it was your son, being brutalized at school because he was a bit different, possibly even perfectly normal. Or your daughter, being slandered at school and on social media, causing her to slip into depression?
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Pro, for no other reason than the Forfeit by Con in the final round. Forfeiting is rarely acceptable behavior in any debate setting, due to this, Con loses conduct points. S & G - Tied. Both debaters made several grammatical and spelling errors throughout this debate, because of this, neither out-performed the other and it is therefore a tie. Arguments - Pro. Con appeals to emotion, her story is rather sad and most certainly calls for empathising with her. Regardless of that though, Pro showed the audience several reasons as to why Bullying can be beneficial, meanwhile Con dropped several chances at rebutting his points leaving some of them unchallenged. This debate lacked formal structure throughout, but due to Pro rebutting all of Con's points vs Con dropping some of Pro's, along with Pro's appeal to both emotion and logic, I must award argument points to Pro. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.
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