Come on. This isn't anything new. Kids have been bullies and bullied since the beginning of human society. All social animals engage in some type of bullying.
So why has it become an issue?
Society is weak. That is why. Kids are coddeled to death by their "super supportive" parents. Kids think that the world should be handed to them and everything should come easy with minimal effort. They are raised being told that everyone should be nice to them all the time.
Well we don't live in a world of rainbows and butterflies. The world is full of dissapointment and even tragedy. The bullying dynamic in school is just the begining. Bullying doesn't go away in the adult world, it is just more subtle and refined. But it is still bullying.
Parents need to stop forcing their kids to play the victim game. Kids need to learn that life isn't always going to be fair, that there are some who will never play by the rules. My dad told me to always stand up for myself, even if that meant getting suspended from school. He would rather have me fight for myself and for what is right than roll over and let people walk all over me. People don't teach their kids these things anymore. Kids are soft. They can't handle a little adversity. What kind of adults will these kids grow in to?
We often say as a society that children are our future. Do we really want to set them up for failure and continue to encourage their weakness?
I'm sure my views on this aren't the most popular, so tell me what you think