Friday, December 26, 2014

Is all the fuss over bullying in schools overdone?

READER POLL

Is all the fuss over bullying in schools overdone?

Yes, bullying is just part of childhood
 
  275 (31.1%)
No, a N.J. report says it starts as early as middle school
 
  61 (6.9%)
Yes, especially the fears about Internet bullying
 
  75 (8.5%)
No, national reports show it's a real and growing problem
 
  519 (58.6%)
Total votes = 885
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