Here is part two of the Greensburg Daily News series on bullying.  It merits reading for its clear descriptions of what bullying is and is not.  This should be helpful to everyone concerned with the subject.  For those who do not go to the link her last paragraph is worth quoting here:

“While schools are implementing new programs to address bullying, the best thing parents can do is teach children compassion and kindness. Parents can lead by example, too, showing children from a young age that cruelty and bullying are reprehensible behaviors that won’t be tolerated – not at school, work or elsewhere.”