06/08/14 10:56 pm
It might just be my own experience but I think it happens much less than it used to. My school district has been cracking down on bullying for years now to the point that it is nearly non-existent, the idea of someone being physically abused in
06/07/14 9:22 pm
20 years ago, kids could get a break from the bullying just by going home after school. Today bullies do their damage at school and online. It's hell for bullied kids at any point in time, but because of social media there's rarely an escape.
06/06/14 6:58 am
With the internet, it's more damaging. But bullying is. To the problem. A failed educational system called public schools are the problem. They are old and out dated. Teach kids think and grow rich books and how to make real money. Stop wasting time
06/04/14 8:11 pm
I feel like cyber bullying is actually a lot less rampant as some people may make it sound as.
I think bullying depends on the size of the school- the smaller the school=more bullies typically- and the socioeconomics generally
ladyniner81 people suck
06/04/14 7:24 pm
I was bullied a lot in the 70's, but when I got home, it stopped. Now-a-days, you got kids going on Facebook/Twitter/cell phones sending pictures, whatnot spreading lies and that. Much, much worse.
06/04/14 2:20 pm
its gotten worse with the addition of cyberspace bullying many adult are ignorant to believe they had it harder.
katerina13 stuck in the middle
06/03/14 8:24 pm
I voted no. I think the population's much larger & more concentrated, we're more aware of it due to the media, & there r more ways to be a bully. But, there have always been ugly people in the world.
brettshel Bernie Would Have Won
06/03/14 7:07 pm
Everyone's been bullied at some point, but most people weren't targeted daily, for years. It has nothing to do with "being pussies." There are kids out there who are made to feel so worthless that they end up killing themselves. Insensitive jerks.
06/03/14 5:54 pm
I was surprised to see the poll results for this one. Did everyone take into consideration social media when answering this?
06/03/14 3:57 pm
Yes. Back in the day you were at least safe at home; not so anymore due to social media (i.e. Facebook, twitter, etc.)
06/03/14 10:19 am
I say yes only because the little punks have social media as an added weapon.
Hint: if you actually expend the time to go on social media, to attack another person, anonymously or at least whole hiding from that person, you are a punk!
06/03/14 9:53 am
I think there probably more bullies and more cry babies. Children aren't taught to defend themselves and aren't taught to respect others. They aren't held responsible for their actions! Just like "everyone gets a trophy"in little league. Entitlement
06/03/14 7:58 am
No. It's just that people are more sensitive. Instead of punching the bully right in the mouth and settling the situation they run from it thus adding fuel to the bully's fire. Stand up for yourself.
06/02/14 11:28 pm
The actual acts of bullying may not be worse, but due to social media the person being bullied can not get away from it. When I was in middle school, I was bullied. But I had a safe haven when I for home and could be away from it.
06/02/14 10:07 pm
It's a different kind of bullying. It's no longer as physical, as it has turned more mental and emotional, but it is very much present and hurts just as much (if not more). I was a victim of it and it definitely left emotional scarring years later.
06/02/14 9:37 pm
Thanks to technology and media we are just more aware. It has changed form and become more mental abuse and less physical. I do think we are a little off our rocker about bully behavior.
06/02/14 9:33 pm
If a child was bullied 20 years ago, once he got home, the bullying stopped. Now it continues online through, Facebook, Twitter, etc. some time bullying acts are recorded and posted making the kid being bullied relive it. Bullies suck!
06/02/14 9:22 pm
Can't imagine it's more common or worse now, heck growing up my dad says he remembers kids being held down and slapped in the stomach till it was bright pink for being freshman at his high school, imagine what the media would do today with that!!
LucasStengl Lebanon, OH
06/02/14 9:01 pm
The fact is that rather than being more common, it is just that now with cyber bullying, the bully can continue his/her act even from the comfort of their home.
06/02/14 8:49 pm
Might not be as common now, but I think that it is a lot worse type of bullying! The internet and smartphones allows information to travel faster and more wide spread then before.
mstep68 Columbia, SC
06/02/14 8:11 pm
Cyber bullying adds a twist to things. I think kids are more ruthless and mean today. I was bullied but it wasn't like the stories I hear about now.
06/02/14 7:32 pm
Besides cyber bullying, I don't think it has gotten more common, it is just seen more because of more internet, television, and social media usage
06/02/14 6:59 pm
In some ways it is, in some ways it isn't. Certainly it has changed, but not for better or worse. Things like bullying are usually inevitable, but that doesn't mean they are right.
singkitty In the cloud
06/02/14 6:52 pm
I think social media makes it worse. At least most of the bullying I got stayed at school. I can't imagine these kids hopping on Facebook to receive more abuse. Bullying has always been around, it has just evolved with the times.
06/02/14 5:09 pm
Physical bullying has developed into verbal and cyber bullying over the years, and although many people argue that is worse, it is up to the victim to take offense to it.
06/02/14 4:48 pm
you could say cyber bullying, but i personally dont believe that its a legitimate form of bullying. if youre being bullied on the internet then get the fuck off of it
RumpleForeskin Western NY
06/02/14 4:39 pm
I say yes only because the internet allows more (forms) of bullying to take place. Plus the fact that kids today suffer more from depression so bullying potentially causes greater harm today, and the lack of a strong social system makes it worse too
06/02/14 4:29 pm
I was bullied quite a bit as a kid the 70s. It was tolerated then, like sexual harassment and date-rape. Everything's more visible now.
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