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Like other evils, bullying is a product of sin, bad choices, and a broken society. But the apathy that allows it to continue is also a product of those same things.

By Susan Ciancio, Catholic World Report, August 11, 2023

Susan Ciancio is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has worked as a writer and editor for nearly 19 years; 13 of those years have been in the pro-life sector. …

In 2017, a 12-year-old little girl named Mallory Grossman took her own life after nine months of incessant bullying at school and on social media. She repeatedly received messages such as “When are you going to kill yourself?” and “You have no friends.”

Though Mallory’s parents contacted the school “numerous” times, administration never took action to help the child. Her parents recently won $9.1 million in a wrongful death lawsuit—money they say they will use to bring awareness about bullying to schools through their nonprofit called Mallory’s Army.

Awareness is vital, but it is useless without action on the part of administration and parents.  …