I just sat in on a school talk by the Coordinator of the D.A.R.E. Program in our county for a newspaper article. His topic was: “Bullying.” He told the youth there are four forms of bullying: verbal, physical, social and cyber. He then described the anxiety, stress, depression… this creates in the one being bullied. He also said this doesn’t happen in a vacuum. That is, often (but not always) the bully comes from a home where he/she is neglected or abused. In turn, they then pick out someone who appears to be weaker, in order to unconsciously take out their anger about the home situation. [Also, as we’ve seen in recent years, sometimes the one being bullied then snaps, picks up a gun, and…] I have traveled the country extensively looking at peer mediation programs, conflict resolution programs… in schools. What’s more, I’ve crafted a comprehensive position on how to “heal the family” in general in America. Broken, dysfunctional families are the systemic roots of a tremendous amount of our societal problems in general. And these days there are a lot of broken, dysfunctional families.