October 10th, 2011
07:52 PM ET

The Results of the AC360° Bullying Study: Join the Live Chat

Every parent, educator and teen needs to know what the AC360° bullying study reveals about "social combat" and the devastating and lasting effects of bullying.

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

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  1. Nina

    Good Night Starr and everyone. Have a wonderful week

    Enjoyed the show, John King and team 360.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
  2. Chris

    Good night everyone.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  3. Vince

    Greetings everyone,

    Great AC360 town hall special on bullying! The role of the intervenor certainly has to be promoted in schools. Some kids are just natural intervenors all by themselves – to the point that this is now a serious national issue, kids can be taught on how to be group intervenors at schools.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
  4. starr,formerly know as vincent

    Thank you John & Team 360 for a great show tonight! My great thanks for Anderson's involvement and special on bullying!

    Good night fellow writers, great conversation tonight – i wish you All a safe & peaceful tomorrow.

    For anyone who did Not see AC's special – please take the time. You will learn a Lot from it!

    October 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  5. Janis

    Somewhere in the bullier's life something is happening that is causing them to lash out at anyone they perceive as weaker than themselves – a pecking order of a kind. Where is it coming from? Parents or siblings, coachs, computer
    games, television shows. Disrespect seems to be cool. Kids take it further into pure harrassment.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm |
  6. Sharon Hastings

    The bullying segment is very thought provoking. Those are some very bright kids who are trying to see both sides which is a good step toward fighting becoming a "professional victim". Not all kids can be that way though. It hurts very badly and they are fragile anyway because of being "different". So often they are driven to hurt themselves in some way. Everyone needs education on this issue.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
  7. vic , nashville ,tn

    Because of bullying and suicide we are losing many smart kids if they fight back and take one step more they may become like Steve Jobs ,….

    October 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      You are so right vic! The kids that have been lost, one of them may have known the cure for cancer in the future!

      October 10, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
    • Nina

      Intelligent kids are not well understood by their peers; hence, they are a target. They are usually not as large in size like the school "Jock" who wants to keep his popularity and is probably not nearly as intelligent; therefore, somewhat intimidated.

      October 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
  8. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    I really thought those kids were brave and honest! God bless that they were willing to share honestly and openly.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  9. Janis

    Kids being bullied are OK and should be left out of the spotlight
    to study and enjoy their talents with the kids who have the same normal
    social skills.

    Better for school, better for kids. Schools can be the first line
    of defense to stop all the dysfunctional social behaviour from bullys.
    Put antisocial bullying behavior in the spotlight. Something is causing
    all the anger from them.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  10. Nina

    Bullying has such profound affects on an individual which creates residual effects for a lifetime! I hope they can stop this behavior.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  11. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    I know i was surprised when watching AC's special, that bullys were also considered "victimes".

    Having been bullied badly in school, it is hard from me to empathize with bullys. However, i did learn a lot about social structure today and how bullys & victims could be interchanged, at times.

    The kid who said "I don't feel anything anymore" was truly shocking. But, more shocking was the teacher who had two boys shake and then proceed to chastise the boy who was being bullied. I was dumbfounded as was Kelly Ripka (sp?).

    I am So Glad that Anderson is helping "others" to get together on the bullying situation. The special was special and i learned a lot from it! Thank you Anderson. Here's hoping that Everyone will continue to assist with the bullying problem!

    October 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
    • Nina

      I am so sorry Starr that you had to experience such horrible treatment at such a vulnerable age. My heart goes out to you *Hug*

      October 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
      • Starr, formerly know as vincent

        Bless you Nina. You know i was not alone. And, today it's even worse with the technology, there is NO time off from the bullys.

        I do understand why the kids don't speak up. I didn't either – i was too embarrased as part of my bullly experience was physical at 13 yrs. of age.

        October 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
        • Nina

          Not being alone, Starr, does not make it any easier when experiencing such terrible behavior. I never experienced that, but my heart still goes out to you. You are always a delight to see on line and your comments have always been spot on and very intelligent. I am thankful you are here!

          October 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
  12. Chris

    Good news for that little squirrel. He was rescued and after thorough examination was released to a wildlife refuge center.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm |
    • Janis

      Yes, and he has five cousins that use my roof as a highway!! LOL – they are cute and fun to watch.

      October 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
      • Chris

        Yes they are; I feed several routinely at my place.

        October 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
        • Janis

          Oh, now you'll have best friends for life! LOL

          October 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  13. Kaytee

    Herman Cain is booming in the conservative polls right now because he continues to trash black people. The lastest crazy thing he said is that racism is not holding black people back. Really?

    October 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  14. Janis

    I still believe the al-Awlaki killying was necessary due to his label as a terrorist.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
  15. Nina

    Fast and furious reminds me of Watergate!

    October 10, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
  16. vic , nashville ,tn

    Herman Cain surging from bottom something is going on not like others first 2 weeks in top then out

    October 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
  17. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    I don't understand Why the Rep's do Not blame Wall St. or the big banks! Of course the collapse of our economy happened as a result of Rep overspending (which they seem to convenietly forget).
    The WH is Not at the heart of the economic prob's.

    It's going to take SHared sacrifice by All of us, expecially the more comfortable among us.

    So far, John Huntsman seems to have the better plans than any other Rep. candidate.

    I would also like to know more about Obama's return to work plan. Hopefully, Congress will begin debate on the President's plan soon!

    October 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
    • JamesB

      Much of the collapse of our economy has to do with Congress insisting everyone and anyone have a mortgage. So people without jobs, without credit were applying and no one bothered to confirm anything. That was the beginning and actually that Congress was Democrat. Both parties are quite responsible.

      October 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
      • Sharon Hastings

        Being a democrat it hurts me to say yes it was Clinton's pushing for more people to be able to own a home. However, Clinton never envisioned nor meant that the financial powers that be would botch things so famously. He never meant that folks would be given mortgages without any indication whatsoever that they could afford them. The banks and other financial institutions went absolutely bonkers with relaxing of regulations and as a result the dominoes collapsed on each other so predictably.

        October 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
        • Chris

          You are quite right, Sharon. The Dems opened the door and one wonders why they thought everyone having a mortgage was so important. Many people of quite healthy financial means rent and it is no disgrace. President Clinton reversed an Act, the name of which I can't recall without searching, but it did allow those qualified and not qualified to have mortgages. Kudos to you as a Democrat for looking at a situation objectively. As an independent, I try to do the same.

          October 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
    • vic , nashville ,tn

      I agree with you there is endless attraction between republicans and Wall street

      October 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
    • Nina

      Evening Starr
      "I don't understand Why the Rep's do Not blame Wall St. or the big banks!"

      You don't blame those that contribute to your campaign!

      October 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
      • JamesB

        What's so ironic is that during the last Presidential election, Wall Street supported Obama. The greater support by them does not always go to a Republican.

        October 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
        • Nina

          Wall Street contributes to everyone's campaign. They want to be on the winning side,

          October 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm |
          • Chris

            All corporations contribute to both parties. However, Wall Street always supports one more than the other and Obama was way ahead of McCain the last round.

            JamesB, you are correct. WS does not always support the Republican candidate.

            October 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm |
        • vic , nashville ,tn

          After 8 years Bush and Cheney every one predicted democratic candidate will win in 2008 so Wall Street decided to go with the wind

          October 10, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
          • Chris

            That's funny given that we say they run everything which contradicts going with the wind.

            October 10, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
  18. Kaytee

    It doesn't make sense to not name the people who approved your plan.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
  19. Janis

    Herman Cain is a very likeable guy. He does have a tendency to stick his foot in his mouth now and then and he corrects himself as soon as he can – that's good. Alot of candidates don't. His politics are far different than mainstream
    GOP. I think people are listening.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm |
    • JamesB

      I agree and he's a good businessman obviously. If he does not run and a Republican should win, he would be a good Secretary of Commerce.

      October 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  20. vic , nashville ,tn

    After watching bullying its stops here one question in my mind

    Do we have any studies what age kids start to participate in bullying

    October 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
  21. vic , nashville ,tn

    We have do conditional funding for Egypt no peace no money

    October 10, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  22. Janis

    I believe Egypt will succeed. I hope the bloodshed is over quickly and they settle the military problems through a democratic process. Transition must stay strong and defend democracy. I hope they ask for outside help negotiating this problem. It may be needed.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      I like you optimism Janis and hope you are right.

      All of those young people who "won": the right to have a democracy should be able to get it.

      I am concerned that different factions are starting to "turn" on each other.

      October 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  23. Nina

    Egypt is a sovereign nation. We need to let the people of Egypt prevail without our intrusion. .

    October 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
    • Janis

      I was thinking along the line of a Jimmy Carter or Bill Clinton type of help if they need it. No military for sure

      October 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm |
      • Nina

        Evening Janis

        Agreed, only if they ask for help with negotiations.

        October 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
        • Janis

          Yes, only if they ask.

          October 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm |
  24. Starr, formerly know as vincent

    Evening John K! So good to see you on AC3600! Hello Team 360!

    Hello sound off friends.

    I am very concerned about the sectarianism in Egypt.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  25. vic , nashville ,tn

    Good evening every one
    I miss Anderson today
    Yesterday show was great
    It was very touching moment when boy said "I quit school because of bullying"

    October 10, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
  26. Janis

    I thought that the General's of the old regime would have been asked to retire. Let the new Egypt come through.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
  27. Janis

    Hello everyone.

    I'm so sorry to see the problems with Egypt's military generals.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  28. Nina

    Good Evening John King. You have been working over time today :~) Nice to see you.

    When people become desperate, violence usually follows as they do not have much left to lose.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
  29. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. I'm so glad AC360 is doing the study on bullying, also that they are calling it "social combat". I can only hope that more and more attention on this topic will bring about changes.

    Sounds like the "new Egypt" is having some of the same issues as the old Egypt. I hope that over time much progress can be made toward a civilian government not controlled by the military.

    October 10, 2011 at 8:02 pm |
    • Starr, formerly know as vincent

      Sharan, Wasn't Anderson's special on bullying great!!

      RE: Egypt, i am very concerned that the social stucture in Egypt wilI become "divided", that tolerance for All faiths will dissapte. That would truly be a shame.

      October 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm |
      • Sharon Hastings

        Yes Starr, I agree it was great and we need continued focus on the problem. That show was wonderful and it made me cry.

        Yes I share your concerns about Egypt. The world gets smaller and smaller and things that used to seem like they were happening so far away now feel like they are in our backyard. As John Lennon said "Imagine all the people living life in peace"

        October 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
        • Starr, formerly know as vincent

          One of my most favorite songs – Lennon's Imagine. Thanks Sharon.

          October 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm |