My youngest child was an entomologist when he was in grade school. More interested in insects than sports, he'd spot a flying bug when he was on the soccer field and abandon the game to run and get a better look at the creature. Of course, he was teased. I'd tell him to ignore this and practice the moral truth of The Golden Rule-"treat others the way you want to be treated."
When he was in lower school, he came home one afternoon and told me about a new program his teacher had introduced called "Conflict Resolution." Seems the students would receive instruction in behavior management to learn the negotiation skills necessary to avoid an ass-kicking. This would be accomplished through talking, listening, and coming to a mutually satisfying agreement, circumventing the violence that is a byproduct of out-of-control tension. In other words, these youngsters would learn the art of diplomacy.
Especially since the U.S. Department of Education labels conflict resolution "The Peaceable School Approach." According to the agency:
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