The state Department of Public Instruction is encouraging school districts to tackle the problem of “bullies.”
New guidelines on dealing with “bullies” are being sent to schools around Wisconsin to deal with what experts say is a “devastating” problem for kids. They include recommendations for coping with bullying situations, and Jon Hisgen of the Department of Public Instruction says an apology usually isn’t enough.
“Bullying” has gone from the school playground to a much bigger problem for many kids.
“It’s a show of power and control by one person over another” and it’s evolved to a 24 hour-a-day environement, with emails and text messages, continuing that power over an individual.