59% of you feel that schools can only do so much in the face of bullying, which might also mean that in this day and age, school-time bullying is coming in second to online and virtual bullying. 22% think they give it a shot, but it isn’t enough, and 14% say schools don’t do nearly enough to address the problem.
I was never a bully in school, nor was I bullied, but my personal opinion is that bullying starts at home. By that, I mean the parents of a bully have fostered an environment where a bully feels free to act out onto other people, and there is only so much a school can do to stop that type of behavior other than having a zero-tolerance policy. Then again, I sort of hate zero tolerance policies, so I’m torn. When my son attended public school, I cannot tell you how many parents I saw flouting school rules on a daily basis, and I would always think to myself that these parents were teaching their children by example that rules don’t apply to them. Man, I hated those parents.
But, on to something a bit fluffier, although maybe as controversial. The LA Times reports on the Vinci, a tablet, Android-based computer marketed specifically to children from 1 week to age 4.