In response to the April 12-18 Sound Off “Parents Need to Step Up?” in North Country This Week: Really? Kids get away with the bullying because mom and dad are buddies with someone in the system; you fight back and it continues and that's why things happen. Can't fight corruption in the school system because the victim loses. A kid sees another bullying kids on a daily basis. The kid stands up for victims and gets suspended. Wake up! If a victim does something drastic people pin it on the victim because parents (the one who's kids are doing this to other kids are getting protected by school officials etc. So, you may want to talk to your kid about bullying or you may find yourself wishing had in the end. And for comparing children to the animal kingdom? Wow!