One of our children is changing schools. As part of the process she had an interview. The major part of the interview was dedicated to explaining the Social Media Bullying policy of the new school. It has grown out of the schools negative experience with social media.

I wonder what it says about our culture when we accept, turn a blind eye, or encourage such behaviour? Much deeper, I wonder what it says about how we understand ourselves and others as “persons”?

Life is much more than survival. Survival (the biological imperative for self-protection), the imperative to “look after No 1”, seems to be the easiest choice. Of course, bullying is about much more.

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