This kid needs to fight back ... kick the living crap out of the kids that bully him. Of course, in our politically correct, liberal government schools individuals are not able to do anything on their own, including protect themselves. Everyone needs to turn to "government authority" for help. He won't get the advice he needs to stand up to bullies and teach them a lesson.
It really doesn't matter if he loses a fights against bullies. At least he is able to say that he stood up to them. And the real outcome is once you stand up to a bully, it is no longer worth the effort for the bully to pick on you if he knows he will be in a fight and will be hurt. There is always some softer, younger target to go after.
It is sad, but that is way it works.
I am speaking from personal experience as I was bullied when I was in Jr. High School ... until one day after gym, in the locker room, the bully (nearly twice my size) punched me as I was tying my shoe on a bench. (A hook right to my chin.) I snapped. I put him in a head lock and commenced destroying his face. A gym teacher heard the commotion and stood watching as I repeated beat him to a pulp. I looked up at the gym teacher and said, "You better stop this, because if I let him up (he was twice my size) he is going to kill me." The gym teacher didn't help. He watched as I continued to beat the crap out of him.
I was sent home that day from school, because my clothes were drenched in blood. The bully was suspended from school for 10 days. I was back at school the next day. Apparently, the gym teacher and the vice principal knew the kid was a bully, and I was certainly not, so I didn't get into any trouble.
When the ex-bully returned to school, his face was still a mess (broken nose, and traces of bruises, cuts, black eyes). By that time, my knuckles were almost completely healed. I remember distinctly rubbing my sore hands in the days after the fight and thinking it hurt so good.
Other students lost their fear of him. I had my own respect and no one messed with me. My own respect was the most important lesson that I learned.
That was in the 70's. Times have certainly changed, but human behavior has not.
I had some punk from the football team ridicule me in the cafeteria at lunchtime when I was a kid.
I bloodied his nose.
He was stunned
I did not get in trouble, and now that SOB is spending life in prison because he married and murdered a classmate.
Stand up! Fight!
We know right and wrong!
Give your children a fighting chance.
Teach them moral absolutes.
One of our kids was bullied.
It became a very intense effort on my part and the school started to fight back. I ended up filing a lawsuit that named the principal personally to get his attention.
Schools are way too messed up. Administrators way too incompetent. In a business setting they would have the company facing endless lawsuits.
“This kid needs to fight back ... kick the living crap out of the kids that bully him.”
Right. The bully and his gang. Not all bullying is one-on-one, and “kicking the crap” out of the bully, much like the 100lb woman in a movie “kicking the crap” out of a 250lb man, great fantasy but hardly a given reality.
“It really doesn’t matter if he loses a fights against bullies.”
It certainly does. Pounding a weak blob is not as entertaining pounding a weaker person fighting back.
“At least he is able to say that he stood up to them.”
That is true.
“And the real outcome is once you stand up to a bully, it is no longer worth the effort for the bully to pick on you if he knows he will be in a fight and will be hurt.”
The “real outcome” is it is likely the bully (and/or his gang) beat the stuffing out of the kid and get great pleasure in doing so. Look at bully/gang behavior today—fighting and beating among other thugs are normal behavior. . .and that means getting hurt and this apparently doesn’t stop them, so why would they stop when beating/bullying a kid that might fight back but lose every time.
Nice you were such a strong fighter that your wild attack on your bully ended so neatly. Made-for-TV movie moment, for sure.