http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1246758 My personal opinion is that bullying needs to be treated as what it is - criminal harassment, stalking, physical assault, etc. If a child breaks a law, no matter where they are when they do it or how many other people/children are also doing it, they should be held accountable for their actions & words. So tired of hearing 'this is what kids do'. Well... not *my* kids! If I ever learned that my child was calling another child names, for any reason at all, I would not shrug it off as 'thats how childhood is' - I would take the opportunity to parent my child, teach them how to treat others with respect and how to live with a clear conscience. That may be 'what kids do', but people seem to be forgetting 'what parents are supposed to do when kids do what kids do'.