How Badly Should Bullies Get Punished?

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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
"The old adage was " bully a bully, shame a coward". It worked: Bullies don't like "a taste of their own medicine". Once it has worked on them, everyone can see that it worked so they won't do it again simply because they know they'll get the same treatment. Nowadays of course, we look for softer, structured ways of dealing with bullying. Result -- more bullying than ever, with more victims and lots of professional counsellors. Still, we feel good about ourselves because we are "being civilised". Yeah -- tell that to the victims."

This is dead on. We live in a society that is cowardly. It is not the bullies who should be given attention, but the people who are bullied. Regardless of their reasoning, anyone who victimises another person for no reason deserves the same back to them, in double form. I was bullied as a kid, and it leaves a lot of anger and resentment in my experience. People can claim "they have been brought up in abusive families" or "they don't know better". No, everyone knows the difference between right and wrong. They choose to victimise people, perhaps because they feel less academically intelligent at school, or when they grow up because they aren't as successful. Some bully just for the sake of it.

Now I know everyone is different. Some might be able to get past it, without holding any bad feelings against those who wronged them. All I know is a few people made my life hell, and they deserve to have the same done to them.
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Anonymous answered
The old adage was " bully a bully, shame a coward". It worked: Bullies don't like "a taste of their own medicine". Once it has worked on them, everyone can see that it worked so they won't do it again simply because they know they'll get the same treatment.

Nowadays of course, we look for softer, structured ways of dealing with bullying. Result -- more bullying than ever, with more victims and lots of professional counsellors. Still, we feel good about ourselves because we are "being civilised". Yeah -- tell that to the victims.
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Omer Butt answered
Giving punishment to bullies never helps, I observed that in my real life too. Some punishments like standing for an hour under sun, extra homework etc are the punishments which I observed being given to school students but this increases the negative feelings against the weaker one.
The best way is to make such people/children do some social work within their capabilities, This will help them becoming more humble.
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Anonymous answered
Banning them from certain school activities,such as school dances,including the "Winter Formals",and the "Senior Prom", are usually good deterrents. Another deterrent is to withhold their drivers licenses for 12 to 18 months,from the date of eligibility. I have also seen where some people have suggested "Boot Camp",and to withhold their diplomas or expel them from school entirely.
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Ray Ottewell answered
Bullies should get punished to the maximum, in the city of Bundaberg, in Queensland Australia where I live, there are a lot of cowardly bullies who will try to destroy a single person with the help of all their friends, because they are afraid of just one Englishman.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Anytime that someone does something cruel to someone, they should be punished. It doesn't have to mean that they are a bully, but in the case of children, they usually are. There should be a punishment that is fair and swift, they need to know that if they are doing these behaviors they aren't going to be accepted. In return, we all hope that they will learn their lesson quickly and restrain from repeating these behaviors again. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Anonymous answered
I believe that they should get help. They are only bullying cause they want attention. The parents probably don't give attention to their child so they look for it by bullying. And that stupid HottyHeniz up their can go be hung himself because how would you like being hung if you were a bully. Bullies are not trying to be mean, they just want attention. Bullies need help, and hanging them is not going to help anyone.
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Well I am no bully but it depends on what they do to bully someone and depending on what it is they should get what ever they did right back at them.
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They should be spanked then thrown off a cliff if they die they not a bully but if they live thay are!!!!!
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Penny Kay answered
I don't think bullies should be 'punished'. That only reinforces the violent psychological warfare that drives the bully. I believe we need a system that teaches compassion, like the Japanese have. We need to rehabilitate them if possible. Temporarily remove them from Parents and rehabilitate the people who helped create the bullies in the first place. We need to reach their hearts.
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Anonymous answered
I think no one deserves that it's crule. Tts not always the person it can be mistreatment at home. Such as abuse its very sad. Instead of saying those bad things put your self in the persons shoes they might be even have been raised to be like that. Some parents teach their kids that and they don't know right from wrong.
Izzy SouthernGirl Profile

Some parents never even seem to bother with that stuff. It is really sad how they won't do anything about it. But I know one who will  - God if they don't clean up now there is a good chance they will get it pretty bad on judgement day.

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Anonymous answered
I think they should. But not brutally even though some may do that.
I'm not sure to be honest because there might be something wrong at home for bullies that made become like that.Maybe there parents are the one to blame?
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Maxine Chan answered
Make them seek counseling and therapy. If they still bully, feed them medication and if that does not work, just either suspend them or kick them out of school.
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They should either get spanked 100 times or be whipped at their backs for 40 times for bullying,. If they try to bull y or get their gang at the victim again then its death sentence by lynching for the bullies and their gangs.
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I love them seeing hanging to death or put them in lion's den or any other worst torturing punishment.
thanked the writer.
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Anonymous commented
Surely you need to see a professional. What a shockingly sociopathic answer, my dear!
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Anonymous commented
OK less cruel punishment is:
Send them to child's jail(kind of lion den for child) till they cure.
Thanks therefore for your suggestions "therefore" but professionals said i am incurable(pray for me).
& purestar, bullying is worse way of oppressing & killing anyone's character & they deserve nothing but DEATHHHH!!!!!
Try to be open hearted who gave "bad" rating

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