Brianna Boyd, Editor
It is estimated that one in seven children and teens in kindergarten to twelfth grade has either been bullied or is a bully.
It’s an alarming statistic, especially when considering the potential lifetime effects on both children who have been bullied and those who are the bullies. From depression and anxiety to alcohol abuse or incarceration, bullying could impact a person for years to come. And it now comes in many more forms than the traditional verbal, social or physical abuse. In today’s electronic world, cyber bullying – using the Internet, social media, or cell phone to bully – has become increasingly popular. About 71 percent of students believe bullying is an ongoing problem at their school.