Bullying seems to be a perennial issue. The Conversation article urges us to look more broadly at it.
A new strategy to tackle bullying of children both inside and outside the school gates was recently released by the South Australian Department of Education.
It has adopted the national definition of bullying that directly links it to a misuse of power. The strategy also questions the role “movies, television, newspapers and the internet” could play in promoting violence.
But bullying is just one way people misuse power to harm others, and violent media as the cause of violent behaviour in young people is an old idea.