While the focus of this week's National Anti-Bullying Week will be aimed at children and teenagers, we mustn't overlook and forget the vast number of adults, some of whom are public officials, who equally need to take heed of this important annual event.
So when does a hearty teasing turn into something darker and more malicious? And when is bullying just merciless teasing? Should we discourage our children from ribbing each other entirely lest they suffer some sort of emotional damage? I think that depends on the child and the situation.