There is a lot of emphasis on zero-tolerance regarding bullying in children's peer groups, and rightfully so. However, that perhaps gives way to a reverse bullying known as "cry-bullying" where one can claim to be a victim with little substance, possibly triggering a chain-reaction that leaves ever more on edge. One wonders if "bullying" really is the main form of suppression in a learning environment; is not "light ribbing" a catalyst for progression? Is is not mean spirited behaviour that drives down the thirst for learning, over being scolded for not knowing something that one should ? Is it not mean spirited behaviour that is the real bullying ? A zero tolerance on mean spirited behaviour ?