While I watching video's on YouTube one of the vids I ran into was this: And it dawned on me, in all the discussion we had about bullying in the other thread that we really only addressed how to respond once already in the middle of a bullying situation. We didn't really dig into the root cause of bullying itself and ways to prevent it from ever arising in the first place. So the first question is probably "Gwazi, then why aren't you updating that thread instead of making this new one?". And the reasoning is quite simple, the debate tag. I'm expecting this topic to lead to a lot of back and fourth which generally isn't tolerated in a discussion thread, so I made a new thread with the debate tag. So, now that's out of the way. What do you people think about the causes of bullying? What do you think causes and leads to bullying? What methods do you think need to be exercised to prevent a first incident from ever happening? Remember, this is talking about the causes and roots of bullying, not how to respond to it once you're already in the middle of a situation such as being attacked on the bus.