It’s no secret that bullying has become a major problem in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), 1 in 3 students in the U.S. said they have been bullied at school.

And thanks to anonymous social media networks, bullies have entirely new platforms to make fun of others and even have those insults go viral, all without fear of reprisal.

Thankfully, the national conversation about bullying is growing as more and more parents push to make public schools safer for their children. However, this groundswell of support has resulted in an over diagnosis of what bullying is and isn’t and a misconception that it can only occur in an out-of-home school setting. Therefore, we wanted to create a simple guide to outline exactly what bullying entails, and what parents can do to stop it.

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Parents, has a bully ever stood in the way of your child’s future? How did you take back control of their education?