At school, we must encourage kids to handle bullies constructively; tell an adult, ignore it, laugh it off. If we don’t do this, any little thing will set off a fight. Even the Bible says to turn the other cheek. This is all very good advice and must be practiced, but some things aren’t always this cut and dry.
I know that two wrongs don’t make a right, but something I believe with every fiber of my being is this: Punch a bully in the nose and he’ll leave you alone.