Cyber-bullying and the decline of civility in American society.
Bullying in all grades of the American public school system is as American as apple-pie. But rise of cyber-bullying is a sure sign of America's settling into the 21st century. Children of Hindu-Americans, like other minority groups, of course, are more susceptible to bullying than others. But given that 15% of the school-age population endures bullying of some sort, and given that Hindus make up less than 2% of the entire U.S. population, about 7 - 8 times as many children in schools are being bullied than are the children of Hindu-Americans. This strongly suggests taking positive steps to combat bullying lie in closely networking with concerned, non-Hindu constituencies.
One other thing caught my attention in the comments section: commenters seemed to agree that cyberbullying is a reflection of a general uncivility that has been overtaking U.S. society. The children are uncivil because in many cases their parents are also uncivil. Communications technology simply exacerbates growing incivility because it fosters communication without the interpersonal contact that face-to-face communication demands.