If you have a daughter, don't just talk to her about being a good person, get all up in her business the way you do with grades, sports, nutrition and safety. Every morning say to her: Be someone's discovery of kindness in the world.
As a culture, let's really look at why we are accepting of 'confession pages,' and the proliferation of apps such that make it easier than ever for social cruelty to spread like a cancer into the hearts and minds of young people.
For the rest of the year I would look for who was sitting alone, or looked upset and go to them. I didn't have the best time, but I learned a lot. Now I'm very glad I'm done with middle school and can pass on my advice and memories to others.
The kids tear into Klein with a group mentality that is not only frightening, but familiar to many. Harvey Weinstein put out Bully to examine the trend of bullying in schools, and what can be done to stop it. But can we actually stop it? Or are we just a nation of mean?