This morning I reposted an article that I wrote three years ago on the SocialSmarts Facebook page. This article, entitled "Bullies and Bystanders Beware" was featured on Huffington Post and, as a result, made its way into many different venues, all across the world.
The article was highly acclaimed at the time of its publication, generating hundreds of comments and emails from people all around the globe. The sentiment was generally the same: "oh, my gosh, we didn't know things had gotten so terrible, something MUST be done."
That was three years ago...
What strikes me, when I reread the article today, is how little progress we've really made in the three years since then. In fact, while awareness of the problem has grown, so has the amount of money spent, laws enacted, and, at the same time, the damage path of anti-social behavior and suicides from bullying. (more…)