Why I think bullying is a good thing. Now, you may have your moral shell on right now and think "Oh heavens, bullying is terrible! Why would anyone think it's good?!".
but just listen to my argument. It is human nature to create a hierarchical society. Just look at Britain. If you don't believe me, and choose to say that a monarchy is just another government type, and we can choose others, like democracy or socialism, please realize almost every form of government has a hierarchical foundation. The strong survive and become succesful and the weak and cowardly lie at the bottom.
Now where does bullying play in? Bullying characteristics such as taunting and fighting define who is strong and who is not. The cowards will submit in defeat and allow themselves to be abused, thus resulting in a lower rank in the system. The strong ones who stand up for themselves do not end up like the weaker ones. And those children who have been picked on, but decide not to continue their victim mentality and take action against their bully's learn the greatest leason of all. The kids who are bullied are already the weaker children, they lack self esteem and that is why they allow the bullying to continue. We should teach our children to stand up for themselves and others and not be victims. Forget all this effort put in place to restrict bullying. Being bullied can be a good thing. Either the child takes the "woe is me mentality" or grows stronger because of it. Not to mention that bullying doesn't stop at school it carries on throughout adulthood but in more subtle ways. It's fight or flight people.