Concerned parents around the world are increasingly worried about the sheer number of bullies harassing their children. "It's becoming an epidemic here and in other schools everywhere," said a Canadian education official.
A country known for its overly friendly citizens, Canada seems an unlikely location for a study on bullying.
The Canadian findings are not hopeful concludes a U.S. Department of Education report. "The ever increasing problem is developing in all school districts nationwide as well as foreign nations."
Bullies are getting away with their attacks with minimal punishment. Detentions, suspensions and expulsions are just not effective with many of these youth.
Some say that hard time is necessary to turn these kids around.
The Education report supports using incarceration as a deterrent to preventing further victimization by bullies.
The study also recommends increased education of all inmates including adult prisoners.
"Recidivism rates are substantially reduced with reeducation and reintigration programs," said the study.