You'll want to read Dr. Danah Boyd's excellent article from the Wall Street Journal about bullying. Here are the beginnings of the five misunderstandings:
- Bullies usually aren't the source of the problem . . .
- Not all meanness and cruelty is bullying . . .
- "Cyberbullying" has become an unnecessary distraction . . .
- When a child has been hurt, people want someone—or something—to blame . . .
- Most anti-bullying assemblies are ineffective . . .