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How can you respond when someone calls you a name?

Just say: "Thank you for that!" What a blessing that someone else in this busy world is taking the time to actually acknowledge you. When you are NOT being noticed, that's when you begin to get worried. Fundamentally, the name they are actually calling you, refers to themselves.... That they are seeing in you. Enjoy and value the attention they are giving you. Gratitude is the key to joy, peace and personal freedom.

Peer Pressure

What is direct negative peer pressure?

Threatening to beat someone if they don't do as they're told. Or telling on you if they know you already did something wrogn. If you fall for this, they'll hold it over you for as long as they can, and in the end,will tell on you anyway. Tell on yourself and save yourself the stress.

Also Negativeness not helping out. Positive peer pressure is like if a friend got an A in science you cheer them on or congratulate them. Negative peer pressure could be a friend telling you to stay out past your curfew and such

Humor & Amusement

Can a swirly kill you?

yes a swirly can kill you because the flowing water can drown you


Example of name calling?

There can be numerous names used by bullies to tease their victims. Most of these are standards: ugly, fat, anorexic, stupid, idiot, dumb, emo, etc. Whilst others can be created from a person's first name, middle name or surname. It can be created due to the spelling or the sound of the name. For example, a person's surname could be spelt "Maunsewer" yet a bully could deliberately decided to call them "Man-sewer". There can be name calling used among friends as a joke but they shouldn't be used to bully others.


Why do you always get wedgies in school?

  • The 'wedgie' has been in school for decades and is pulling the underwear of the victim up high making it extremely uncomfortable for the young man. It is a form of a prank and young men simply do it to others (generally the smaller or weaker students) as a prank. If you show no reaction as best you can they will eventually leave you alone and pick on someone else.
Parenting and Children

Problems encountered by teenagers nowadays?

teenage pregnancy,drugs,divorces in marriages leaving teenagers disturbed,dropping out of school, being bullied, trouble understanding schoolwork, high expectations by parents, too many places and things to do, concerns of keeping up with others

Peer Pressure

How do you address bullying at school?

First thing is to MAKE school officials aware of the problem. For instance, the school counselor, principle, any teachers. Also, parents needs to have the issue made known to them. Talk to anyone that will listen. Always involve a trusted adult. Discuss issues with a close friend. Make someone listen.

If the issue is being made aware to several trusted individuals, the more likely the problem is to be taken seriously, rather than a record of just 1 (one) account of the issue.

Second is talk to someone that is trustworthy. Express your feelings and struggles.

The worst thing to have happen is that the student didn't feel he/she had anyone to talk to or no one would listen, and the school leaders were never made aware of the problem, before its too late.

Colleges and Universities

How do you stop college bullies from bullying you?

It's better to stay away from them, don't talk or have contact with them because you won't know what they might do to you.

If they have hurt you, run faster than you, and/or do horrible things without a reason, you better stay with a friend that may protect you or talk and chat with a teacher, because bullies don't dare to attack someone stronger.


What should you do if girl refuse frienship?

Ask her why.

If you feel you can't approach her or fear rejection leave it.

Find someone who shares your interests.

Build on your own self esteem and confidence too.

Don't forget that there is someone out there willing to offer friendship.

Women's Clothing

How do you give a girl a verry painful wedgie?

You don't :P


Can a wedgie feel good?

If you like pain then yes it could feel good. Masochist.


Do boys like wedgies?

No any self respecting man does not like his underwear pulled up its uncomfortable except for queers

High School

What is a good movie to show high school students on bullying?

  • What would even be better than a movie (not one comes to mind) is getting the students involved in making their own movie on bullying. Each student can express how they feel as to how they are bullied and the more mature students can give pointers about what can be done about bullying. This means acting out scenes of pushing; shoving; physical harm; name calling and harassment or cyberbullying as well and impress that the rise of suicide is high regarding students who are victims of suicide and you could do research to find the names of some of those students to be shown at the end of the movie. By doing it this way it will be far more effective and while making the movie the students are learning why bullying is not permissible and that even though you may not be a bully you still see it and let it happen and thus, a student that does this is an enabler and almost as bad at the bully. More and more of the students that do not bully are trying to work with teachers; parents and having programs to protect victims of bullying. If one considers out of the whole school of students there may be only a dozen or two who are bullies so it stands to reason if the good students stand up for the rights of victims of bullying the bullies will eventually disappear. Laws also have to be changed to expel constant bullies.
Peer Pressure

How not to succumb negative peer pressure?

It first helps to anticipate the problem if you do it will help you to either avoid it or confront it. Think about how you'll feel later if you go along with the crowd. If you've already made up your mind not to do something than be firm and show your conviction. Stand up for what you believe in! There's nothing wrong with that!

Ignore them. If they confront you, walk away. If they attack, fight back. If even the teachers are against you, change schools.


How do you annoy a bully?

ignore him and keep smiling


How many people bully?

Many people bully but that's no the point people bully to usually get their anger out on others by being mean. Bullies usually become bullies because of what happens at home. To read more go to related links.


Who was the first bully?

I'd imagine it would have been some animal.

Colleges and Universities

Why does bullying exist in college university and work?

Bullying is the result of childhood trauma, inflicted on an individual via physical or emotional abuse. This fundamentally alters how that individual relates and understands its surrounding environment, an environment which includes other people. Individuals which are abused at a young age become abusers when they pass through peuberty due to the brain assuming an understanding that abuse is normal and natural.


How do you deal with your girlfriend's obnoxious friend who looks down on you?

Show her something really sweet your girlfriend has sent you or written to you.

Let her know that being obnoxious to you will only bounce back badly on her friend when she feels caught in the middle, if he/she really cares about your bird then she will grow up a little and realise this.

don't meekly take abuse!

Peer Pressure

Why shouldn't you let peer pressure influence your decision?

Be cause if you did , you're not going to have a voice . It's okay to know their opinions about the situation , what they think about it and what they think you should do . But you have to listen to your self too . You have to know what you want , need and what you feel about the decision you should make or the thing you need an advice with or any other matter . Listening to their opinions and thoughts can make you do the right decisions and do the right things . They can be very helpful . But be careful , they can make you do the wrong thing and put you in an ugly situation . If you need help , ask the right people like family and friends . Good friends of course . And it's always important what you think first . And of course , having good luck can be very handy .

School Uniforms

Where can you get free anti-bullying bands for kids to wear on their wrists at school?

To save money, have a teacher make some or students, at loftis middle school, Tennessee, we have our band teacher make little red braid braclets and she sales them for a dollar to raise money for the school.

Who are the perpetrators of cyber bullying?

Although cyberbullying might appear to be simply another means used by "traditional" bullies to reach their target, the virtual attributes of the Internet have fostered a new type of bully: someone who capitalizes on online anonymity to initiate bullying behaviour. Believing themselves to be anonymous, some young people feel free to commit acts online that they would never carry out in person. In addition, the frequency with which adolescents share online passwords provides perpetrators, when caught, with the ready excuse that someone else may have assumed their identity to send bullying messages. In addition to anonymity, the absence of visual and auditory feedback online can also fuel hurtful behaviour. According to Nancy Willard, from the Responsible Netizen Institute, this type of technology can affect students' ethical behaviour because they are not fully aware of the impact of their actions on others. This lack of feedback reduces feelings of empathy or remorse. "When people use technology, there is a lack of tangible feedback about the consequences of actions on others."[2] As such, students may write things online that they would never say in person because they feel removed from their own actions and from the person at the receiving end. As a student who participated in focus testing for Media Awareness Network's Young Canadians in a Wired World research commented: [With] the Internet, you can really get away with a lot more because I don't think a lot of people would have enough confidence to walk up to someone and be like, "I hate you, you're ugly." But over the Internet you don't really see their face or they don't see yours and you don't have to look in their eyes and see they're hurt.

Targets: In this lesson series the term "target" is used instead of "victim." The term "victim" implies powerlessness and passivity, whereas "target" is considered to be more neutral. Although there is no physical violence, cyberbullying may be more frightening to targets because there are, potentially, an unlimited number of witnesses. When perpetrators are anonymous, targets don't know which peers to watch out for or respond to - leading to feelings of helplessness. With no one to point to, targets may be less likely to file complaints. The targets' situation is compounded by the reality that the home, which traditionally offers respite to bullying, is no longer safe, with cyberbullying continuing on the home computer. Bystanders: This important group forms the social consensus for bullying behaviour - online and offline. In a March 2008 study of 2095 students in grades 6, 7, 10 and 11 conducted by the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, 28% reported having witnessed cyberbullying. Of this percentage: * 9% became involved in the bullying behaviour * 32% watched but didn't participate * 14% voiced their objection to the person doing the bullying * 21% tried to stop the bully * 11% left the online environment * 7% tried to befriend the bully, and * 7% reported the bully to someone who could help.[3] In general, the longer the bullying persists, the more likely it is that the number of witnesses who are willing to join in will increase.[4] For more info, check out this site: http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/educational/teaching_backgrounders/cyberbullying/cyberbullying_avatars_h1.cfm

Owl City

Should you tell people about a narcissist's attempt to demean you?

Do not keep your abuse a secret. Secrecy is the abuser's weapon.

If all else fails, the abuser recruits friends, colleagues, mates, family members, the authorities, institutions, neighbours, the media, teachers - in short, third parties - to do his bidding. He uses them to cajole, coerce, threaten, stalk, offer, retreat, tempt, convince, harass, communicate and otherwise manipulate his target. He controls these unaware instruments exactly as he plans to control his ultimate prey. He employs the same mechanisms and devices. And he dumps his props unceremoniously when the job is done.

Another form of control by proxy is to engineer situations in which abuse is inflicted upon another person. Such carefully crafted scenarios of embarrassment and humiliation provoke social sanctions (condemnation, opprobrium, or even physical punishment) against the victim. Society, or a social group become the instruments of the abuser.

Often the abuser's proxies are unaware of their role. Expose him. Inform them. Demonstrate to them how they are being abused, misused, and plain used by the abuser.

Trap your abuser. Treat him as he treats you. Involve others. Bring it into the open. Nothing like sunshine to disinfest abuse.

Based on my book "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"

� 2003 Lidija Rangelovska Narcissus Publications

I'm glad to know I did something right. I secretly married a guy who who made me promise to keep our marriage a secret because his daughter had emotional problems and said she could not cope with it. But when he ended up in the hospital for 4 days and didn't call me, I told her about our marriage and guess what? She was happy about it! So I couldn't figure out why he still wanted to keep us a secret. I found out he was supposedly seeing someone else and so I decided to put our wedding anniversary on cable TV! The worst part is that he told me he was only married once before us, but I found six of his divorces at the county courthouse! Once I exposed him, he immediately wanted a divorce. After I worshipped the ground he walked on for an entire year, he just threw me away. The sad thing is that he is a police officer and uses that position to manipulate women. I am suing the city for negligence because they are aware of his doings and facilitate his behavior. He falsified our marriage certificate as well. I have been telling my story all over town and the more I do, the more I hear awful things about his past. I'm so glad my friend told me about narcissism. I just learned of it today but it has helped a bunch already to help me understand that this was not my fault.

After many years, I decided to let the family know of 20 years of abuse from a sibling. They didn't believe me. They avoid me now and think i am just stirring up trouble. They are avoiding me. I am avoiding them. Peace at last.

The narcissist is already prepared and has stratedgy in place. They expect you to react to what they said or did and have an ambush waiting. Don't react. They are so confident in their ability to push buttons and get reactions, that even if you don't react, they still behave as though you did. Then they reveal the big liars that they are. After they get caught, they accuse you of setting them up. You say, "set up for what, what are you talking about, and how did I set you up?" They say, "you know" because they can't reveal it was them that was setting you up.

I do...but then again I didn't really have to. Mine is such an obvious controller that I was first warned by others before I began to speak out about the things they didn't know about. I suppose it's up to the individual whether they want to expose the N. It might be beneficial though for when things eventually get rocky.


What are the example of conflict situation in school?

Teachers vs Students

Student vs Student

Student vs Students

Student vs himself

Student vs the whole school.


What are some catchy titles for a feature article on cyber bullying?

  • Cyber-Bullying: The Internet's Worst Asset
  • The Affect on Children's Lives Due to Cyber-Bullying
  • The Most Easy and Harmful Way People Bully

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