Sticks, stones and drama: the truth about bullying

Bullying continues to be a growing concern at school’s throughout America. Described as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance, bullying has become the most common form of violence in schools today.

This year, an estimated 18 million children will be affected by bullying at school while more than 160,000 U.S. students reportedly stay home from school each day in fear of being bullied by their classmates.

Thankfully, schools are toughening up their stance on bullying, implementing more programs to help students identify when bullying is taking place and how they can help prevent it.

Source: www.greatschools.org