Bullying Is Exaggerated?


Right now I’m somewhat speachless about this article I found coming out of “The Observer” in the UK. It speaks for itself.

The level of playground bullying is being exaggerated and children must learn to cope with name-calling and teasing to help them develop resilience, a childhood expert says.

In a book to be published tomorrow, Tim Gill, a former government adviser who led a major review into children’s play, argues that mollycoddling children by labelling ‘unpleasant behaviour’ as bullying is stopping them from building the skills they need to protect themselves.

How can one argue that point with a straight face. It’s still a long road up.

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