Are we teaching our kids how to bully?

By Deborah Hansen
After all, our children are learning the fine art of aggression gone wild from somewhere, aren’t they?

Bullying in schools has escalated past the innocent brand of teasing that many of us encountered as kids. It has become so bad, with children killing themselves due to such bullying, that many states like Florida have passed legislation that defines and then outlaws “systematic and chronic bullying and harassment of any student or employee” in public schools.

But schools are merely reflective of the environment that creates and surrounds them. Adults are engaging in increasingly aggressive behavior in both small and large ways every day: Full story.

2 Responses

  1. I agree that schools are reflective, but think adults need to make a choice and particularly those in the education field. Change will be a grass-roots movement starting with the kids behavior and working to adults learning from that.

    • Hi, thanks for your comment and for drawing my attention to your Bullying Stories blog. I’ve included it on my blogroll now. I’m looking forward to spending some time reading your blog; it looks very interesting and as if it is a great resource for people trying to understand the complex dynamics of bullying and how to manage it (can we ever eliminate it?).
      Thank you!

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