In an era of ubiquitous social networking, adolescent cruelty is more enduring than ever, reports the Washington Post. Two boys are fighting in a Calvert County middle school. A crowd of students laugh and jeer until a teacher arrives to break it up. Later, discipline is meted out. But the fight is not nearly over. A video goes up on YouTube—32 seconds of personal humiliation for the boy who is taking most of the punches. He has often been bullied in middle school, according to his family, and now is shown being hit in the head and side and placed...

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