Today's bullying goes far beyond pulling pigtails. There are more bullies, and because they tend to take things too far, bullying inflicts more emotional and physical damage. There are more victims as well, with 15 to 20 percent of kindergarten through 12th-grade students expected to become bully bait at some point [source: U.S. Department of Education].
Even with the passage of anti-bullying laws, bullying is out of control, sometimes even with fatal results. How should you talk to the school if your child is a target?
Here are 10 approaches to start and finish the conversations that will help ensure your desired outcome: a safe and happy child at school.