I thought it was a bit odd yesterday that the Prime Minister was suggesting that bullying could be tackled by parents of victims simply having it out with the parents of bullies – and, lo and behold, News Ltd has found some “experts” more than happy to slam him for the notion:
Experts yesterday slammed as simplistic Mr Rudd’s suggestion that parents take direct action if a school could not deal with the bullying and warned it could lead to vigilantism.
But many parents yesterday backed Mr Rudd’s commonsense approach to the problem.
Oh, alright, he might well know exactly what he’s doing. He’s just pandering, and the disapprobation of non-parents will only help his cause. Dammit, why does appealing to the lowest common denominator never seriously hurt an Australian politician?
Oh, and News Ltd? One psychologist (particularly that rent-a-quote Carr-Gregg) does not equal “experts”.