BULLYING! Here we go with another government intrusion into an area where it doesn't belong, and as usual, at the cost of our civil rights. And again, it is because we, as citizens, have allowed it to happen. As usual, it is the symptom that is garnering the focus and not the problem.
Kids picking on each other is nothing new, and I speak from a position of experience on this topic. As a skinny, buck-toothed, knock-kneed redhead, and a geek to boot, I was "selected" for this "additional attention" quite a bit. As an additional incentive to those who did the picking, I was a military brat so the frequent moves meant I was usually the "new kid".
In my experience with bullying, both in childhood and subsequently into adult life, bullies generally don't kill the targets of their "attention". Therefore, the liberal mantra that "bullying is an epidemic and must be stopped" is misguided and borders on dangerous. The so-called epidemic is in the REACTION to the bullying...kids killing themselves and society blaming it on the bully. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a total crock. The problem is that our politically-correct, multicultural, instant-gratification feelgood society has turned this latest generation into a bunch of namby-pamby, pantywaisted little brats. They are growing into teenagers and young adults who simply do not have the coping skills to deal with life on life's terms.