Unless you are deaf, dumb, blind, and have been living in a cave for the past decade or so, you surely must be aware that bullying on various fronts --- and numerous resulting tragedies --- seems to be occuring on a near-epidemic level.
I have my own strong feelings in this area and in an upcoming blog, to be posted very soon, I will be reviewing a new book on the subject.
In the meantime, I direct you to http://www.vachss.com/better for a powerful, insightful article by Zak Mucha.
Bullying --- for the sake of our kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends --- should be of concern to all of us. But it can never be completely, effectively dealt with until part of the effort comes directly on the "front lines" and those doing the bullying (insecure cowards at heart) are faced with having to pay the price (something they are not prepared to do) for their actions. Only then can this tide of intimidation start to be turned.
Persevere --- WD