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09 Nov 2013

Experts say bullying in Virginia schools is difficult to measure

In another era bullying was considered a part of childhood, a rite of passage. In recent years, however, a rise in schoolyard violence and increase in adolescent suicides have caused parents, educators and the government to recognize that bullying is a serious issue worth fixing.

25 Oct 2010

Bullying and the Code of Silence

In movies, bullying is portrayed as a rite of passage. The older, bigger children taunt the younger ones, “toughing” them up and in the end the child usually turns out OK. Unfortunately, this isn’t the reality in U.S. schools. According to the U.S. Justice Department one out of every four children in the U.S. is bullied each year. To combat the growing issue many states, including Virginia, have adopted strict laws to protect students.