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Andrea Morisette Grazzini

CEO, WetheP, Inc.

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Are grownup bullies teaching kids how to bully?

Media personalities like Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olberman make a living by catalyzing the ire of their audiences through their incendiary tactics.

Leaders themselves, from pastors to politicians to parents to Tea Partiers and Black Panthers square off against different others.

Sparks are a flying, to say least.

And new movies like "The Hunger Games" and "Bully" provide brutal images that imply youth brutality can be catalyzed by adult cultures where competitive vitriol prevails.

Meanwhile, in the real world, communities and schools struggle to manage the bully-culture that has lead to increasingly more mental health concerns, if not more suicides by ostracized kids.

So, folks.

Who's to blame for bullying: kids, adults, both?
Who should lead the demise of cross-country bullying?
And the $10K Q: How?

Bullying, it seems knows no bounds. Thus, I hope this conversation doesn't get too bogged down on specific groups who suffer from bullying, but more on the larger contagions that seem to infecting many different segments of society.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts --
Andrea

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  • Apr 8 2012: Interesting to see "bullying" brought to light.

    You do know that confronting bullies stops the bullying. Did you ever see a smaller kid stop a bully in their tracks?
    Remember when we used to tough enough to boast "don't tread on me"?

    If you don't stand of for yourself, who is going to protect you.

    It appears that a "government" solution is what is requested. How has that ever helped?

    Wait, you can get revenge by complaining about bullying. It's over there, no over there, behind that tree. It's everywhere.

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