Lower School Head, Colin Gleason, addresses “bullying” in today’s podcast. All across our fair land, schools feature “Say No to Bullying” posters in the same way that our public transit systems caution riders to “see something, say something.” Our children have grown up on high alert that there is a troubled class of individuals out there–BULLIES–that is out to get them. That may be true in some sense, but Mr. Gleason pushes back on the idea that every instance of aggression or lack of charity is “bullying.”
In this episode, our Lower School Head offers advice for parents and schools working through tough social situations. Throughout the conversation, Mr. Gleason grounds his guidance in the goal of raising boys into protectors. Rather than telling young lads not to use their strength, we must channel that strength towards good, noble, and manly purposes.