Active discipline: Pupils must also be trained to stop antisocial behavior in other pupils. One student must have the courage to stop another who may be cheating in an exam, littering, using bad language and vandalizing, and to report offenders who refuse to listen. It is important for us to help students to differentiate between 'tale-telling' and social responsibility. A socially responsible person fights corruption at the risk of retaliation and retribution by the offenders, and he should be supported and encouraged - SABIS
Let me tell you this now since its obviously going to come as a huge shock. Students do not do that! they don't! please do not overrate the actual meaning of ratting someone out. There is no hero factor towards reporting someone to the admin for cheating or swearing, etc. Do not think that those who do tattle tale deserve to have halo's around their head or that they will grow up to be model citizens, most likely lost in obscurity, growing old and dying. We don't litter now because it most cases we didn't anyways or because Al Gore showed us why not to. We know when to swear and when not to swear, we are NOT that impressionable. We will not report cheating because in your case, putting someone in trouble for cheating is blatant hypocrisy. And I loath hypocrisy. And we as students believe that you and your beloved exams are full of shit. Writing on tables or bathroom walls is not vandalism, it is High School. Most of us don't resort to vandalism anyways because were to sick and disgusted to even touch the cheap stucco you build thses schools on even their prison cell like classrooms. And to the students, I understand if you might have problems with some of the cases mentioned above, but if you see someone littering or cheating and don't like it do you really have to go see Big Dipper? No matter what the school wants you to believe, that is gutless. Deal with it yourself and if that doesnt work. Then you know what to do. We do not like you, SABIS. Your rules and blatant disregard for humanity, free thought and free will have left us with no choice but to tell you that the rules don't matter to us anymore. Because, It is us against you.