Today CBC interviewed some high school students about their reaction to a new film about bullying.
Finally, from the mouths of these these ‘babes’ ( today we call them young people) came the truth. Yes. surrounded by so-called adults they actually mentioned, politely, that it is the administration that ‘puts on their plastic smiles’ and “says” they will do something…but
doesn’t flow through.
This whole bullying topic has been discussed ad infinitum and today, finally, someone has had the courage to speak the truth. ‘The responsibility rests at the top of the system. Bullying does not thrive in a school where adults take their responsibilities to protect our children seriously!
But first, let’s deal with the adult bullies in our society. Prime Minister Harper uses bullying tactics every day, and is infamous for the double-speak those young recognize so well. –AND- Recently, Executive Policy Committee got a ‘wake-up’ call from the adults in the community and curtailed (temporarily) its bullying through of back room deals. Perhaps this is a sign that the adults in our society are becoming fed-up with adolescent irresponsibility in the so-called leaders in our community.