I have worked with students for thirty years. Idistinctly remember when bullying became a topic of discussion across the American education landscape. It was around 1995, the same time social scientists began to measure bullying on the school campus. The issue of “no bullies” became vogue for a while. Then, for years, it seemed we didn’t hear about it.
Now—it’s back again with a vengeance. Recently, bullies made national headlines. We read separate stories about three teens (one of them in college) who committed suicide due to cyber-bullying. Afterward, The New York Times carried an article about the issue. Yep. Bullies are back again. But why?