All across the media today were reports of failing
anti-bullying programs and how these programs are actually making bullying
worse. Iím sure some of these programs are working to some degree but many are
not Ė obviously because there were several high-profile cases of bullying that
lead to suicide in the last few days. Most of these anti-bullying programs
teach victims how to deal with bullies. For instance, victims learn to tell their
bullies to stop and to tell a teacher. I donít think a bully will respond with,
ďOK, Iíll stop, please donít tell on me.Ē After all, he/she is a BULLY, he/she
A lot of teachers donít care either. A lot of teachers are
just in the classroom to receive a paycheck and get their upcoming taxpayer-funded
retirement. A lot of teachers canít even teach, yet alone control a bully!
Since these passive anti-bullying techniques hasnít work, itís
time to try active anti-bullying techniques. For example, kick the bullyís ASS!
Fight fire with fire. If a bully picks on you, drop your backpack and hit back.
You might get your butt kicked, but the bully will unlikely pick on you again.
Why? Bullies choose soft targets. Bullies choose people whom they think will not
Of course, fighting back may not always work but history has
proven time and time again that these passive anti-bullying programs donít work
and they even make the problem worse. Something must be done to stop bullying.
Stand up, roll up your sleeves, and knock out some teeth!
Bullying is widespread all throughout the United States.
Most of the attention is placed on the victims, not on the real problem-the
bullies. The Crawl Space, an interactive graphic
novel by Arthur M.
Mills, Jr., turns the table on the bullies and gives them a taste of their
own medicine. Time to fight back!