Until improved parenting skills are taught, implemented, and produce results, schools must still deal with bullying. In a My Voice Survey of over 400,000 students in grades 6 -12, 33% agreed with the statement "I think bullying is a problem in my school." This coincides with National Center for Education Statistics that indicate one-third of U.S. students report being bullied in school. There are numerous anti-bullying programs out there. In our work in schools, we have seen three basic approaches. Those that
- Focus on the bully: "Be nicer."
- Focus on the bullied: "Be tougher."
- Focus on the bystander: "Be involved."