We really need to teach children self-defense…

No, or at least not to any real extent that I noticed. I was maybe a little oblivious in k-12, so maybe some passed me by? I was also consistently one of the taller students, at the top of my class (but didn’t gloat about it), had a decent size group of friends, and was overall pretty friendly. Because I didn’t really have a target on my back, my experience may well have been different than other students.

I’ve heard from long time teachers that they’ve noticed a trend over their career of students becoming more accepting towards each other, particularly towards students who are “different” in some obvious way. While that’s anecdotal, it’s also pretty consistent from multiple sources.

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