The post about the citizenship award got me thinking...what does it take for you to categorize a child as a "bully." Is it one incident of bullying- if so, can they ever redeem themselves from this label? How? If it's more than one incident- how many, over how much time? Are there any other factors that come into play? What if the child is more of a follower- following a bigger "bully" (I'm thinking in girly cliques where one girls is the "queen bee" are her little followers bullies too or are they just followers?) Can a child be a bully sometimes and not others? Does home life play a role? What if the child has no role models at home about how to treat others- or worse- is seeing negative behaviors at home- probably where the bullying is coming from. I know bullying is a hot topic and there are definitely big issues with the way children treat each other in schools today, but do you ever think kids are being labeled too easily or too quickly as the "bully?"