Exactly so, and this is part of learning social justice.
Those that learn it well will not find themselves in the company of bullies as adults.
I was just saying the other day, that banning games such as "cowboys and indians" robs young boys of this very key learning process.
When I was a kid, if you were captured, there was a trial or tribunal of some kind.
It is difficult to teach kids adult concepts if you expect them to never have adult experiences while you cloister them away from the world.
And...Imprisoning them in prison-like schools is not the place to learn healthy adult behavior. The place to do that is by watching adults handle the normal conflicts that arise in adult living.
Also...GOOD point about the play. Normal play is now forbidden in government schools.
By the way,....I have never seen bullying on the beach and I specifically look for it because I am curious about its absence. Why?
—Sufficient adult supervision. ( There is water there and plenty of adults watching their kids.)
— When children are tired, hungry, or bored they are completely free to leave any play activity.
—It is interesting to watch the older children mentor the younger child in proper beach etiquette.
— And, the older kids often will spend **hours** teaching younger children games and activities. I remember one day a child of about 10 spending nearly the entire afternoon teaching a younger child to do somersaults. ( No attention deficit among that group of kids.)