Can we stop using the word bullying for teasing, verbal abuse, etc. already? Bullying implies physical abuse on a regular basis. This is harassment at most unless I've read all this wrong and there was some physical abuse. My god it blows my mind that the POLICE are being called in because on kid is teasing another... I really don't mean to make light of the tragedy of this poor girl's suicide, but that's not a failure of the harassers. Harassing others, being harassed is part of growing up and if we don't stop this nonsense we're going to end up with a generation of people who are so fragile they won't be able to deal with the hard problems. This tragedy cannot be blamed on them, the blame lies with the school and/or the parents' inability to deal with the situation.