It seems that this is becoming more and more problematic in schools. A school yard fights has just been released and it is pretty dramatic. But, you be the judge.
Video of tables turning on bully sounds alarm bells
(Violent vision of school yard bullying
--WARNING--: distressing images. Video footage shows how bullying in the school yard can extend to cyberspace.)
It lasts just 41 seconds but is a distressing insight into schoolyard and cyber bullying in Sydney.
A slightly-built 12-year-old Year 7 student antagonises a larger 16-year-old boy from Year 10, punching him in the face as a friend records it on his mobile phone and at least four other students watch.
The fight does not go according to plan. The larger boy appears to snap.
He grabs the other boy, picks him up with two hands and throws him head-first on to the concrete. A "crack" sounds as the 12-year-old's ankle connects with a timber bench.This video clearly shows the older "larger" boy copping a few hits to the head and then he snaps and does what he should do in a situation like this, fight back (IMO). He is now suspended. WTF? He's the victim, CLEARLY!!!!"I think it's great that he's standing up for himself. It just sucks that schools don't even try and stop bullying," said one. "This kid is my hero," said another.
One said they knew the older boy personally and that he had been a victim for some time.
"I find it disgusting that he was suspended for it," they said. "I understand why he was but he still shouldn't [have] been."