Bullying is a growing epidemic that is estimated to take the lives of 2200 Teens a year. That is in one single year. That is only accounting for kids in High school and Jr High ages. That means if divided equally that is 70 kids per state.
Bullying is not just kids being kids or something one out grows. Bullying in adults is still seen often in the reality of Abusive relationships or even aggressive crimes.
The Effect and act of bullying can leave long lasting scars upon the mind and ones emotional well being. Bullying can become a vicious circle of the Bullied becoming the Bully's.