The pope has spoken of this problem to parents, teachers, and children -- and has not hesitated to call it "the work of Satan."
From the start of his pontificate, Pope Francis has been sensitive to the problem of bullying. He has spoken about it on numerous occasions to parents and teachers, and to children and adolescents.
The following is a selection of 10 quotes in which Pope Francis mentioned bullying and urged the people who were listening to him to act on behalf of children who may be victims.
“Unfortunately, bullying is an ‘air’ that our children often breathe. The remedy is to make them breathe a different air, a healthier and more human one. That’s why an alliance with the parents is very important.”