TED Conversations

This conversation is closed.

Debate: Who's to blame for bullies?

Who's to blame for bullies? I think parents are responsible for thier children's actions. Communication or lack thereof is causing children to figure out who they are themselves, when it is the responsibility of the parents to help shape them to become a kind and compassionate individual.

Topics: bullying society
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Nov 19 2012: Children's brains are less empathic than those of adults and even adults are bullies so the urge is really hard to resist for some kids, especially when it's never happened to them (or rather, they don't really understand why it's bad, they're little social darwinists), but it's the parents' job to punish bullies so they stop bullying out of fear of punishment even if they don't understand why.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.