has been started by Rebecca Teti on the topic of handling bullies and teaching kids to defend themselves:
Yes, the kids are taught that bullying is unacceptable, but they’re also taught to walk away from bullying situations –which seems to me to mean there won’t be any witnesses when the weak kids get pummeled. What about teaching our kids to stand up for what is right? Is not getting hurt the highest value on the playground? Isn’t that a form of materialism—prioritizing the material over the spiritual?