Okay, so I'm watching the documentary "Bully" as we speak. I have already cried more than a few times and I am now completely horrified by the idea of sending my little ones off to school.
Is it just me or is the principal at Alex's school a complete, nonsensical b*%&@? Actually I'm pretty sure that all of the administrators/educators they have interviewed or shown in this movie are completely out of touch with what is happening with these kids, but I actually woke my little one up yelling at the T.V. screen when she was talking to his parents about him being bullied on the bus.
If you haven't seen it, watch it. If you older kids or teenagers, watch it with them.
Not all kids or schools are like that. I've seen parents in here that will punish their children for fighting regardless of the situation. Bullshit IMO. Mine is in karate and allowed to stick up for himself or friends.