Bullying has been around ever since the first time a group of kids got together thousands of years ago. Bullying is around because it's natural, it's human nature, it's what kids do. It's part of growing up.
PARENTS, PARENTS, PARENTS - need to teach their kids to stand up for themselves. Sadly, parents (my generation and the one above mine) are growing up in a media filled society that says words hurt, words are crimes, words are just oh - so - terrible.
We live in an America where kids get a trophy for participating, you don't even have to WIN anymore to get a trophy, you just have to show up. Kids are raised soft, weak, and if they get bullied or cornered, instead of fighting back, they cry and try to kill themselves. This is how they are raised now.
As for the video, -if- it's real and not a promotional stunt (I didn't follow the link, just watched the clip), then as Rusty said, he should kick the ass of anyone who bullies him. That's what used to happen when you got bullied, in fact, it still happens once in a while:
Its tough being a kid. I was bullied when I was younger. I got my ass kicked when I was about his age, about 14. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. I was kind of a "tough guy" before that, no one had ever really beaten the crap out of me. It really humbled me and gave me a sense of mercy. Later that year he was saying something about me in the locker room, and I swarmed the guy. Beat him twice as badly as he had me. Through out that whole ordeal I gained a lot of self confidence and its helped me a lot in life having gone through it.
If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. ~ Thomas Jefferson
"No wonder you get bullied, you're a *****"
"If you fought back as much as you cried maybe you wouldn't be such a *****"
"Do you have 2 dads? Cause they would explain why your such a *****"
"Seriously, your a *****"
I have delt with bullies in the past aswell. All i can say is the only way to end it is to gain their respect and the only way to get it is to take it. Bullies are cowards that is it so they pick on kids that are weak and have a low self esteem. Teachers and friends do not help because they will not be their all the time and the second they leave the kid will be open to get harassed. I ended my bullying by beatting the crap out of the bullies then they knew not to mess with me. Ironically I became friends with one of them for the next year of high school.
They need to get this kid to a Muay Thai or boxing gym PDQ (Pretty Damn Quick) and he needs to knock the shit out of the biggest bully he can find and gain respect of not just the bullies but the people around him.
__________________ "The fat man flies at midnight"
I grew up right outside of Quebec city where most people thought I was chinese because I wasnt white, nor black. Im Filipino. About 20 years ago in my small town, you were either french, english, black, white, chinese or a combination of two of those...Seriously. If you spoke english, you were considered 'english'. I was an english/chinese person.
Anyways, between the ages of 7-12 I got along well with almost everyone but was fortunate enough to be a very strong, aggressive kid. So no one ever really picked on me. If they did, I would normally beat the crap out of them.
One time after class when I was about 8, these two 13 year old kids starting bugging me and my buddy. Making racist comments about my skin color. I was already decided this was gonna end with a fight with me probably losing, but then a group of 16 year olds showed up, and started picking on the 13 year olds! I wanted to leave but one of the 16 year old kids kept smiling and me and winking to say: "dont worry man, we got your back" and they proceeded to harass the 13 year olds until one of them started crying!
Those kids never even dared look me in the eyes after that.
Wasnt funny at the time but it is now! I'd like to think those 16 year old taught those 13 year olds a lesson. Always bigger fish out there mother ****ers.