Making sure back to school doesn’t mean back to bullying

For some children, the start of school means the beginning of bullying. Thousands of students will return to school only to face intimidation and cruelty at the hands of their peers. For too long, this behavior, which includes not only physical and verbal torment, but also isolation and rejection, has been viewed as just kids’ stuff.

As adults, most of us can remember seeing or even participating in bullying behavior when we were young. Some of us even know what it’s like to be the victim — to be scared, to not want to go to school for fear of torment and abuse. Today, with the advancement of …Continue reading →