Every child has a right to be heard. When schools and families work together in response to the concerns of boys, positive outcomes can be achieved.
The notion that boys will adjust as they learn to develop, unsupported by adult role models, is usually misguided. In fact, when a child is bullied and encouraged to ignore the bullying behaviour the ramifications can be disastrous. It could send the message that bullying behaviour is acceptable, reinforcing that behaviour. Further, the perpetrator is left undisciplined to focus his attention on other boys.