For those of you out there who feel that they were bullied in school, whether it was grade school, high school or in the universities across this country, understand that you are not alone. Not by a long shot. The estimates of how many kids are currently being bullied in schools across America are, in my humble opinion, far below what they are in actuality. This is due in large part to the fact that half the kids who are being bullied choose to stay silent and never tell another person (even their best friends) about the humiliation that these bullies put them through on a daily basis.
Let’s be honest, bullying is a mild, juvenile form of terrorism. It is a prelude to worse things in a future for these bullies. They coast through their early years, if not properly taught or mentored by parents or adult role models, thinking that they are invulnerable to attack, impervious to punishment, and immutably superior to their bullied classmates and neighbors.
Teachers in the school systems are part and parcel responsible as well. They stand on the sidelines, many of them well aware of the bullying that’s going on inside their classrooms, yet turn a blind eye to the behavior. Some of them are even intimidated by the bullies themselves, choosing inaction rather than roiling the bully.
The experts claim that bullying needs to be stopped and they have all these programs and statistics that they point to in order to end this behavior. The truth is, over the course of the past couple of decades, bullying has only gotten worse because of three specific changes in society.
Turn to the next page to read about how these three particular societal alterations are directly responsible for the explosion in bullying and how we can more effectively end bullying not through programs and government-funded studies at the taxpayer’s expense, but through common sense enacting of past principles!