Originally Posted by Tino
Secondly learning to deal with bullying and confrontation is all part of growing up, it's not like it stops when you get to 18.
Is it? So we just give up on the children that can't learn to deal with bullying on their own, and develop mental illness, or committ suicide because of it?
I think there is a responsibility for schools to provide a safe environment for children to learn in. If they don't they should be made accountable for the damage their failure to protect can do to the lives of children.
I also think there should be education of parents, teachers and students to pick up on the signs of children that might be suffering from bullying before the serious damage is done.
Teaching children appropriate ways to cope and react to bullying would be also useful. There is no way children can be prepared for the physical and mental abuse of bullying.