Do you think bullying has become more prevalent because of all the coverage on the issue?
I just saw a video of an 8th grade girl getting beaten up my class mates. I never witnessed anything like that in school when I was growing up.
I asked a question the other day about a girl on my granddaughter’s cheer squad who bullies the other girls, I mean, in your face “Shut up! You’re stupid! You’re ugly! You’re a lesbian!” kind of crap. I never experienced anything like that in your face crap, either.
I had girls who were “mean” to me, would giggle about me behind my back and write nasty notes, but no one EVER got in my face or cornered me and started beating on me. I never even heard of an incident like that when I was in school.
Has it become a viscous fad born of publicity?