, it's pretty clear that not hitting back is a bad way to go about "defending yourself." It is possible to defend without attacking,
frick no. Especially with schools with the zero tolerance rule. I've seen first hand a kid get punched, do nothing back and both got suspended. So while trying to do the right thing, the kid looks like a bitch and STILL gets the same punishment as the bully. If they put that rule into place, better believe my son will have my permission to jaw jack that dude.
Luckily, my son's private school all the way. At my private school we never fought one another at school. It was either kids from a different school or harmless backyard tussles that we were over after a few minutes. When I went to public schools I would get into fights for simple things like being the new guy, a girl thinking you're hot (even if you never spoke to her), bumping to someone in the hall or hell, looking at someone the wrong way. Trash gonna trash.