Do we really think that our society will improve by sending kids into the jaws of our criminal justice system? Will kicking a kid out of school, hiring lawyers, interrogating children with law enforcement really solve this problem? As most experts will tell you, bullying is a complex problem that stems from deep rooted insecurities or issues that likely begin with violence in the home. Should we criminalize bad (not abusive) parenting?

All of us have gone through some period in our lives where we are bullied or teased—and they are always memorable if not formative and scarring events.