I teach 3rd grade in a public school in Texas. I always tell my kids that if they bully someone, expect their victim to one day get tired of it and fight back. I also tell them that when they do, don’t come crying to me. Obviously any bullying that I see I immediately nip in the bud, but I cannot be everywhere and see everything.
Thank you! Wish you were teaching in North Dakota! My 11 year old grandson is suffering from bullying, and has even been threatened by one teacher with a beating from her son if he stands up for himself. (investigations are pending, obviously)