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Learn Why Bullying is a Problem for Many of Today's Children

By: Gil Haddi - Published: Jun 30, 2013 • References: stopbullying.gov and bitrebels
Even after all of the campaigns and media attention the situation has received, bullying is a problem children still have to deal with on an everyday basis.

According to StopBullying.gov, an average of 30% of children will be bullied at school, mostly through ways that leave emotional scars rather than physical ones. Bullying is a problem especially in younger grades and can cause children to achieve lower academic grades and want to avoid school. Victims of bullying are more prone towards self-harm and depressive symptoms that can eventually lead to suicide.

Because of these alarming statistics, it becomes important for the adults in these children's lives to take action and change this unacceptable status quo as many victims and their peers prefer to remain silent.