I've just started reading this and am astounded at the kind of abuse that kids go through these days. Granted, not every kid goes through this, but it must be common enough, if someone has written a book about it! Now I haven't got kids, but I was a teen once LOL and while I remember high school being trying at times, I do not ever remember being abused or ostracised or bullied in the ways described in this book. For those of you with daughters: have you had any experiences with this? If your daughters are still young, is this something you are expecting? Do you think you will have to prep yourself for this? Obviously, no one wants their daughter to go through this, or even believe that they might have to prepare for their child to be bullied at a high level, but the author cites that one of the main problems is that a lot of girls will suffer terribly at school and never let their parents know so it's a valuable skill to be able to approach your daughter and open up the channels of communication if you suspect they are being abused. My next question is, then: is bullying evolving for the worse? Or is it all relative (ie. kids are growing up street-smarter and will instinctively get through any bullying, the way we all did)?