LETTER: We should listen to kids when it comes to stopping bullying

Dear editor:

I offer these comments as one who witnessed much schoolyard bullying as a primary grade student, during the Second World War.

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I recall that some more senior students (peers) were selected to watch out for teasing and bullying. The chosen team would then “ask” the bully to back off. This intervention appeared to stop the bullying in the schoolyard.

This is an observation of a kid (me) in the 1940s.

Would this be considered today? Or must we rely on the “experts”?

Kids are leading the way these days for some complex issues. Maybe the kids could show us what might work to reduce bullying.

Ask them. We might be pleasantly surprised.

Carl Shalansky
North Vancouver

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