Bullying is so rampant in schools today. This is what traditional educators call "socialization." This along with drugs, gangs, fights, promiscuity, clicks, greed, selfishness, hatred, etc. It is the "socialization" our kids our getting in schools today. It is also one of the primary reasons we homeschool our kids. We want them to be properly socialized. The argument that kids need go to an actual school to learn to deal with this type of behavior just doesn't hold water. They don't learn to "deal" with this behavior. Instead they learn to exhibit this type of behavior. People, particularly impressionable kids, and even more so kids under peer pressure, are most likely to adapt to their surroundings unless they are mentally and emotionally strong. That strength doesn't come from the schools. It comes from the home, the family, responsible parenting, role models, good examples, etc. Teen suicide is through the roof and when you get beat down enough, physically and emotionally, there is no "learning to deal" with this behavior. Kids begin to lose it. Kids often kill themselves or kill others. Or they have the scars for a very long time and never really learn how to adapt to the real world. That is the socialization schools bring today. A tragedy no matter how you look at it.