Well said, Tim, very well said.
Nice balance of calm consideration of the issues and the research.
Steely words when needed.
More please on what ‘ educators’ (including ASCII and playwork staff etc, are telling you. Yes, anonymise it as needed, but we need to hear those other voices, even if voiced by an actor.
There must be many heartbroken teachers who have watched in horror as a small child who said he called me black’ saw his chum subjected to North Korean style reindoctrination. I exaggerate for satirical effect: I’ll leave it to you to provide BBC balance, please.
In a post on her ‘Free Range Kids’ blog last week, Lenore Skenazy questions whether the US is in the midst of a ‘bullying crisis’. She quotes statistics from a piece in the Wall Street Journal that showed dramatic declines in both the fear of attack (down from 12% in 1995 to 4% in 2009) and actual victimisation (where rates have fallen fivefold).
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