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Nebraska School’s ‘Ludicrous’ Advice for Bullying Victims Sparks Parent Outrage — Read the 9 Rules Here
 

 Apr. 16, 2014 10:31pm   Jason Howerton   


Fifth grade students at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Neb., were recently sent home with a “flyer” outlining how they should handle bullies. The instructions were apparently deemed so ridiculous by parents that the school district quickly issued an apology and the “inaccurate information” was pulled.

That was after the nine “rules” for dealing with bullies went viral, of course.

Here are some of the more questionable ones:


• Rule #3 Do not be afraid.
• Rule #4: Do not verbally defend yourself.
• Rule #7: Do not tell on bullies.
• Rule #8: Don’t be a sore loser
• Rule #9: Learn to laugh at yourself and not get “hooked” by put-downs.

You can read the full list, along with their descriptions in the photo below:

Screengrab via Jezebel/Facebook
Screengrab via Jezebel/Facebook

After seeing parents’ reaction to the flyer, Lincoln Public Schools issued an apology on its Facebook page.

 
As noted in the embedded Facebook post above, the school linked to another worksheet on bullying, which includes tips like “contact a school staff member” and “do not minimize or make excuses for bullying behaviors.”

Many Facebook users were still not completely satisfied after the apology.

“That list of 9 rules for dealing with bullies was hands down the worst advice any person could give to another,” one user wrote. “That it was an ‘educator’ giving it to elementary age children is just beyond the pale. ‘Don’t tell on bullies… would we keep our friends if we tattled on them?’ – Seriously?!”

“Sorry. This is not a learning opportunity. This is a show of complete incompetence. 1970 called, they want their flier back,” another commented.

Others wanted an explanation as to why the “ludicrous” flyer even made it home in the first place.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/16/nebraska-schools-ludicrous-advice-for-bullying-victims-sparks-parent-outrage-read-the-9-rules-here/
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 05:56:21 AM by rangerrebew »
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Rule 1 - do no harm. To innocents, at least.

Rule 2 - everyone fights. Get used to it.

Rule 3 - you are going to be wrong. Frequently.

Rule 4 - rank means shit. Only skill does.

Rule 5 - bury them deep. Terror counts. Big time.

Rule 6 - Extract always bleeps up

Rule 7 - You stop learning, you die.

Rule 8 - Party hard but keep sober for runs.

Rule 9 - It's family, stupid

Rule 10 - Wash your dishes

You are welcome, Nebraska.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 07:24:36 AM by EC »
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Rule 11:  Always be kind to dogs.
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Rule 11:  Always be kind to dogs.

Part of Rule 1 - though go for cats more than dogs.
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The ridiculous list was made and approved by paid government employees.

They probably still have and will keep their jobs. Why should taxpayers settle for such incompetence?
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I sent this to the Superintendent of Schools where I live and he was absolutely dumbfounded by the list.  OMG were the words that come to mind.
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