A tiny minority in our community think kids who are bullied should just ‘suck it up” because it “builds character”.
That’s nonsense. It’s mid 20th century thinking. And even then it was a minority belief.
We now know that bullying can have devastating impacts. Students involved in bullying can develop behavioural and emotional problems and have trouble learning, according to many academic studies.
Parents and teachers know this, of course. They don’t need studies to tell them what they see happening to their children and students.
How can schools take a stand against bullying?