Bullying in school makes headlines with depressing regularity. It’s become a cause célèbre—outspoken advocates include Lady Gaga, Ellen DeGeneres and Stephen Colbert—and, understandably, the media focus has been on tragic stories of young people committing suicide after relentless bullying. So if you had to rank the U.S. on how our bullying problem sizes up with other countries, where do you think we would land?
Despite all the headlines—the nasty language, the abuse, the tragic suicides—America’s bullying rates are sort of average. On this edition of the Local Global Mashup Show: stories from countries with the best and worst records on bullying, and what they tell us about how to protect our kids.