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Elementary School Gives Rules To Bullied Students: 'Don't Tell On Bullies.'

We'd love to think students and parents at Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska were being punk'd by these alleged words of wisdom, but sadly we're not sure how a flyer like this gets sent home with elementary school kids as a joke. 

Check out these "rules" students were given on how to deal with bullies:

Here are some of the highlights: 

Treat the person who is being mean as if they are trying to help you. No matter how insulting or mean they may sound, be grateful and think they really care about you.

Do not verbally defend yourself. When one person attacks and the other person is the defender, the attacker is in the stronger position, so the defender is automatically the loser.

If someone physically hurts you, just show you are hurt; do not get angry. If someone hurts you, you want them to feel sorry and apologize. If you get angry, they won't apologize. 

Do not tell on bullies. The number one reason bullies hate their victims is because the victims tell on them. Telling makes the bully want to retaliate. Tell an adult only when real injury or crime (theft of something valuable) has occurred.

Basically, kids (and adults, individuals, animals, television characters, etc.): DO THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING ON THIS LIST. 

The school's principal, Donna Williams sent a follow-up letter to parents "clarifying" the rules and distancing the school from the handout. You can check it out here

Thoughts on these gems, Instincters?

 

(H/T: Towleroad)
 

Comments

It wasn't even from the school as the other site clarifies. Why Instinct didn't clarify that BIG issue is beyond me.

How does humanity produce such psychos?!

Not only is this advice stupid, there is a glaring grammatical mistake in Rule #3. "If you afraid, you are automatically..."

America is becoming more of sensitive Bitch country. We need to teach kids to be strong n be smart.

Good for them. The school principal did exactly the right thing. She fessed up to a faculty member's mistake and publicly corrected it. It's a hell of a lot more forward thinking than when I was a kid!

Let the parents bully the teachers and see how quickly their F'd up 'policy' changes!
I WANT to see a teacher beat to a bloody pulp over this crap!

Wow!! These school officials must be smoking crack!

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