Ok, so this is going to be an interesting thread as I am going to come from a completely different angle on this. Personally I was bullied for 2 years of my life. While bullying by no means is fun, the question I have to ask is, does the experience make you a stronger better person? In my case it definitely did. I also had bullied others, but not to a drastic extent. But there was one kid I did ride hard. When he was 21 he told me how much he had hated me. So I got to talking to him, and started asking him questions if he remembered how annoying he was, how he always fucked with people and thought he was funny. Sure he hadn't come into his own, but the bullying forced him to stop being who he was. In the end he also admitted that the bullying made he thicker skinned and because of it came out to be a stronger person that can coupe with more stuff in life. With all this talk of doing away with bullying, I wonder, is there a good part of bullying. Obviously it hurts kids and some kids can't cope with it. But others become really strong people. Maybe it was just those who I am exposed to, but every person I know that was bullied has become a stronger person because of it. I know both the bullies and those who got bullied. Those that were the bullies, at least in my cases, are worse off then the others. So the question is, while trying to create this perfect safe word, are we really messing with it. I have a son, and I know how hard it would be if he got bullied. But I also know the rewards of conquering such things. So just trying to see what people think. Like I said, this can be interesting.