Bullying is a serious and enduring problem in education, an agreed upon fact that seems to resist efforts at improvement. Since 1999, when the Columbine shooting occurred, there has been increasing awareness of the connection between bullying and school/mass shooters. There is an increased effort to disarm schools and students when gun violence arises, however the very efforts may be causing more harm than good. The connections between bullying and LGBTQ+/gender issues are just as serious as the school shootings, because they are resulting in large numbers of deaths. The chapter presents the seriousness and pervasiveness of bullying from diverse perspectives; linking them through the Social Ecology of this moment. Current solutions are evaluated at the end of this chapter, along with Trauma-Accountability strategies to counteract bullying.
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