by Izzy Kalman
December 22, 2010
Psychology Today Blog, A Psychological Solution to Bullying
If you think about it, what the anti-bully movement is trying to do, though it doesn’t say so outright, is to create Utopia in schools. Anti-bully activists want children to be schooled in a completely safe environment in which everyone is always nice to them. They want kids to be free fromthat anyone will ever insult them, talk about them behind their back, notice their imperfections, exclude them from a group, at them when they say something stupid, lay an unwanted hand on them, draw an unflattering picture of them or write something nasty about them on the Internet. Perhaps the reason the anti-bully activists don’t announce that their goal is Utopia is that such a goal sounds unrealistic and unachievable.