<ul><li>True of False? </li></ul><ul><li>If you open a bank account in Michigan, the bank will give you a gun. </li></ul><ul><li>In Michigan, people don’t like hunting. </li></ul><ul><li>Eric and Dylan killed more than 20 students in Columbine High School. </li></ul><ul><li>After the shooting on Columbine High School, students were prohibited of wearing baggy pants, because they could hide guns inside it. </li></ul><ul><li>Marilyn Manson was blamed for the shooting at Columbine. </li></ul><ul><li>Marilyn Manson defended himself saying that the causes of the shooting are violence in entertainment and gun control. </li></ul><ul><li>Eric and Dylan were considered very sociable and talkative. </li></ul><ul><li>Before the massacre, Eric and Dylan were bowling. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 10,000 people are killed by guns in the USA. </li></ul>
a) It Involves harmful actions against another persons body. Some examples are hitting, pinching, kicking. Interfering with another person's property. Some examples include stealing, damaging. b) It’s speaking to a person or about a person in a way that is unkind and hurtful to that person e.g. teasing, name calling, spreading rumours, whispering. c) It refers to all the types of behaviours that upset, exclude or embarrass another person e.g. leaving a person out of a game or activity on purpose, making rude gestures such as poking tongue, writing hate notes about a person that will be upsetting to that person.
<ul><li>Bullying also can happen on-line or electronically . Cyber bullying is when children or teens bully each other using the Internet, mobile phones or other cyber technology. This can include: </li></ul><ul><li>Sending mean text, e-mail, or instant messages; </li></ul><ul><li>Posting nasty pictures or messages about others in blogs or on Web sites; </li></ul><ul><li>Using someone else's user name to spread rumors or lies about someone. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Group discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>In your opinion, what causes bullying? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you been bullied when you were a child? How was it? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you think schools should do about bullying? </li></ul><ul><li>Is bullying common in your country? </li></ul>
What are the PROS and CONS of the solutions below? SOLUTIONS All classrooms should have web cameras so parents can monitor their children. Children who often misbehave should be told to leave the school forever. Parents of bullied children can sue the bully’s parents. Teachers should receive better training to understand bullies and stop them. Parents of bullies should be named and shamed in local newspapers. Parents must pay a fine for all incidents of their child’s bullying. Well-behaved children can suggest punishments for badly behaved children. Teachers who cannot control their classrooms should be fired. Bullies should be put in special children’s prisons.
Gunman may have taken revenge for bullying The gunman behind the Virginia Tech massacre killed two pupils who had attended his high school - where he was bullied, mocked over his shyness and told to "go back to China". Cho Seung-Hui was taunted over his race during his time at Westfield High School. The experience may have contributed to the mental instability, anger and persecution complex revealed in the killer's chilling videos, posted to an American broadcaster while Cho was in the midst of the worst campus shooting in US history.
1- Do you think bullying can be the cause of a massacre like the one that happened at Virginia Tech? Why/why not? 2- What do you think of the University security? 3- What’s the responsibility of Cho’s family? 4- What do you think the Government should do in order to avoid other shootings in the future?