The last year was certainly one of the more positive years when it comes to bullying awareness. The documentary “Bully” came out and was promoted heavily. Many went to see it. Many new laws and school policies were enacted. The media covered the bullying issue heavily, with CNN’s Anderson Cooper doing a big production about it and the major networks all having specials on the issue in some way.
But, there is still work to be done. For example, the bullying documentary continued to show that little has changed in many places. The administration is still blind to the issue of bullying and the kids who are bullied are still dealing with potential long-term issues. The news coverage still fails to say what the solution is and all we can do is continue to point out the issue.
Maybe that sounds negative, but still, the long-term issue of the damage to children that bullying causes continues to be unresolved. Certainly, the last year was a positive first step and I hope that, after 5+ years of doing this blog, this can be the year that I have more positive stories to tell of how the country and the world are solving the issue of bullying.