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Go to the New Haven Travel Guide. 12-year-old boy in Darby Township, Pa. In-depth reference and news articles about Concussion. In-depth reference and news articles about Seizures. 15-year-old Canadian girl who committed suicide after making a viral video in which she described being seduced, stalked and blackmailed online, probably by an adult. Were these instances of actual bullying? The word is being overused — expanding, accordionlike, to encompass both appalling violence or harassment and a few mean words.
State laws don’t help: a wave of recent anti-bullying legislation includes at least 10 different definitions, sowing confusion among parents and educators. All the misdiagnosis of bullying is making the real but limited problem seem impossible to solve. If every act of aggression counts as bullying, how can we stop it? Down this road lies the old assumption that bullying is a rite of childhood passage. There are concrete strategies that can succeed in addressing it — and they all begin with shifting the social norm so that bullying moves from being shrugged off to being treated as unacceptable.