Who is the bully?
HAS the world gone mad? The mother of the young thug caught on camera and posted on YouTube ( TB March 17,) believes her family is entitled to an apology from the bigger kid that her son was assaulting.
For those that missed it, her Year 7 son was punching an older boy in the face and stomach, with repeated blows and appeared to be goading the older boy, at a private school. The smaller child appeared to be big noting himself in front of his audience. The older boy appeared ill-equipped to respond to the attack, not raising his arms nor striking back. Eventually the victim grabbed his antagonist, lifted him up physically and threw him to the ground.
No w t h e y o u n g b u l l i e s ’ mother is shocked at her son’s b e h a v i o u r a s s h e a l wa y s brought her children up to walk away from fights. Someone should explain to her a fight is generally considered a two-sided contest. This was bullying. Bullying has a differe nt mind s e t . Convention would have it the larger child would be bullying the smaller child, but here is a case, with video footage, that attacks that assumption.
The mother of the bully is now claiming that she, and her family, are being victimised by
BULLYING BEHAVIOUR: Two students were involved in an altercation which went viral the footage. She believes that her son is entitled to an apology from the youth he was assaulting at school! I think there is a simple deduction here that may indicate where the problem lies, and it may not be with the son.
And below that article is another little bead of inspiration.
T h e A u s t r a l i a n F e d e r a l Police had to quell a riot at a detention centre on Christmas Island. They used bean bag bullets, something considered a non-lethal use of force. It will bruise, and cause pain. Now, refugee support groups are protesting the use of these items, but staying silent about the behaviour of the detainees. The detainees chose to bypass the correct procedure to apply for entry, to shortcut the system. They must wait while all proper enquiries and checks are made, t o verify t heir stories. Apparently, this is not acceptable.
The politicians got involved a n d n e g o t i a t e d f o r s o me protestors to travel to the mainland.
We now have a worse situation with protestors setting fire to the facility.