I was listening to the radio this morning while running errands, and I thought I heard something about an Anti-Bully law.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
We’re going to pass a law requiring schools and teachers to keep track of bullies and bullying incidents?
Teachers have enough to do now, that’s part of the reason they can’t teach.
Bullying and being bullied and handling bullies is part of life. It’s part of growing up. You can’t take that out of school.
How you handle a bully or not handle one it what defines your character and your place in life. Certainly there are bullies you don’t mess with, and there are some you don’t mess with at certain times. You have to pick your battles, the people times and places. All bullies have a weakness, and you have to learn when and where to take them down. It’s street smarts, and you learn that in life and in school. You can’t legislate it.
Now if someone in school is seriously spreading the hate, then perhaps there is intervention needed. But it doesn’t require legislation to take care of that.