Letter: School officials should notify parents of bullies

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I agree with the Tribune editorial, "Tell the parents" (Our View, Nov. 4) that the parents of bullied and despondent children should be informed, but it does not go nearly far enough. The parents of bullies should also be notified.

Surely they would be dismayed with their children's cruel behavior, and surely they would want to take steps to deal with it.

Let us not make the mistake of seeing only the victims as the source and cause of the problem. They do not pose nearly the societal problem that bullies do.

Joan L. Coles

Salt Lake City