oh boo hoo, we need to stop bubble wrapping kids these days. Being bullied sucked growing up, but it wasn't something that completely ruined your life.
Growing up being bullied made me stronger. It made me realize that not all people are nice, and the world I would later grow up to work and live in is the same.
Sure we can try to get rid of bullies in schools, but what happens when those kids get out of school? They are completely unprepared for the different types of people they'll eventually meet. Telling kids some people are mean is different from them actually experiencing it and learning to deal with it. That's something they have to learn themselves.
Having stayed back in high school an extra year, I was able to see new kids coming into the school, and all I can say is how disgusted I was seeing how these kids acted. Of course it wasn't all of them. There was a couple younger boys and girls, the quiet, shy ones. But the rest... when I and my friends were younger, we wouldn't back talk to our teachers like these kids did. Screaming, throwing desks, back talking, doing drugs and drinking in school, on school property... and it's awful because these children are so spoiled and loved, that those parents would never believe their children could be like that.
Parenting is failing on a massive scale... I wish schools would bring back nuns or something. Or else parents could grow some balls.