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Powerful French Anti-Bullying Ad

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Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 35 Posts
Sunday, November 10, 2013 9:41:50 AM
What adults who do these anti-bullying campaigns don't seem to grasp is that bullying is never physical anymore. Ever. Somebody might give a shove in the hallway, at most.
At the same time, this cyber bullying thing isn't about someone sending messages over and over again. If someone gets a hate-message in their inbox, they can delete it.
Bullying is about exclusion through rumors and gossip. Someone will say that Sally had sex with nasty Billy even if she didn't. Sally's friends will support her, but she'll get looks down the hallway and people will stop talking to her.
And none of this is the over-dramatic nonsense that they portray on TV or in ads like this. It's all very subtle. If anyone acted like the bullies here, they'd be called an non-nice individual.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 48 Posts
Sunday, November 10, 2013 1:04:05 AM
This wasn't really an ad against bullies/bullying but a trailer to anounce a show about bullies at school that was aired on the 29th oct on France 5 channel.

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 9:18:45 PM
richanddead: I think you make good points. I'm constantly hearing about anti-bullying programs and pink shirt days and bully-reporting lines and even gay-straight alliance clubs, all aimed at making life easier for the victims. And somehow, I don't doubt for a minute that the little bastards who sit quiet for the messages and take part in the exercises turn around and start tripping kids in the halls the moment the adults leave.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2665 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 5:50:17 PM
Yea it's not acceptable for kids to bully other kids, I don't know of any school that allows it. Yet that doesn't mean that kids give a poo once an adult isn't looking. Going after parents who never knew their kid bullied is pointless. Bullies come from good houses and bad houses. Whole classrooms can become bullies toward one odd ball kid. Kids lie, cheat, bully, fight, and do all sorts of other bad things. And its not just humans bullying, it crosses to tons of other species. You can't legislate out natural behavior.

Female, 18-29, Western US
 227 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 3:37:06 PM
I'm not sure what the hell you're talking about. It's pretty obvious what the message is here. Those people would be fired, and jailed for that. But what happens to bullies? Nothing, they usually get away with it because of how we handle these kinds of things. It's time we start making Bullies actually have repercussions for the things they do.

It's not acceptable, and it's fine if you want to make a joke, but understand that there is an issue and it's a fairly serious one.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 566 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 3:13:07 PM
Point less ad is pointless.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1386 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 2:41:01 PM
Why so much hate on the French. Our two nation's histories required one another to actually survive up to this point of time. Without one there is no other!

Male, 40-49, Western US
 217 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 1:43:43 PM
For those of you too stupid to get this, if it would be unacceptable in the office, its unacceptable in School

Oh and Gerry1of1 you are a dumb fook

Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2172 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 12:47:18 PM
I can think of no better People to champion this cause; A People whose nations alert levels start at RUN, move on to HIDE, to SURRENDER and finally, COLLABORATE.
Yep, the French are a bullied People(And rightly so).

Male, 50-59, Europe
 1156 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 12:34:03 PM
Yeah, but "kids will be kids". And as long as we keep accepting this, the little poos will just keep on doing it!

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1725 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:46:45 AM

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1725 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:45:59 AM
uunxx I think the idea might be that the parents of bullies who may be oblivious or trivialize their kid's actions will see this and discipline their kids. Showing how this would be unacceptable in a setting they're familiar with. Alternatively, bully kids might see this and have an epiphany and realize their behavior doesn't really exist in the world except in those few short years of school. Maybe their are others but these occurred to me immediately, I wouldn't say it was ineffective and wasteful...

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34628 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:38:55 AM

That pussy needs to get a different job.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 120 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 11:28:14 AM
How is this supposed to help anyone bullied? Is it going to stop the bullies bullying? Who's supposed to be target audience of this ad? Schoolkids? Adults? How it's going to change anything? I guess it's just laughing stock for actual bullies. More like pro-pointless-public-spending than anti-anything ad.

Female, 18-29, Europe
 825 Posts
Saturday, November 09, 2013 10:07:57 AM
Link: Powerful French Anti-Bullying Ad [Rate Link] - The last line translates to: "A typical work day doesn't look like this. And a typical school day?"

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