Teenage tormentors no longer leave their taunts in the schoolyard.
60 Minutes Episode 11 included Striking a nerve, exposing the plight of victims and parents.
Striking a nerve
There’s no question that bullying is shameful behaviour that claims too many young Australian lives.
What is terrifying is that the tormentors no longer leave their taunts in the schoolyard. Technology and social media let bullies follow their victims home. For parents, the dilemma is how to protect their children.
Last month Mark Bladen decided to confront the teenager he thought was bullying his daughter.
But what started as heated words became an ugly and violent scuffle. Liz Hayes reports the outrage that followed was not what many expected.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producers: Bryce Corbett, Gareth Harvey
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