My youngest son was the victim of bullying. I think one of the problems in our public schools is that they bear no resemblance to real life. If I were bullied as an adult, I can call the police and press charges. If a manager is a bully in most large companies – at least the ones I’ve worked for – they and the company either get sued, or the manager leaves. Small company owners can get away with a lot more, though.
I decided if my children are ever bullied again in school, we will not worry about “educating” the bullies. We may or may not report it to school administration. We will press charges. Me – I was also bullied in school, to the point were a student pulled a knife. Absolutely nothing happened to the bully. I should have reported it to the police and pressed charges.
Educate a bully? No. Hope to grow to be 6’4″? Not in the cards. Press charges and let the student deal with a police record.