Bullying Resources: Learn More on How To Deal With Bullies

Learn what to do if you think your child is being bullied or is a bully.

ByABC News
October 13, 2010, 2:55 PM

Oct. 15, 2010— -- From the playground to the computer, bullying has been a rampant problem across the country. "20/20" co-anchor Chris Cuomo talked to families, kids, educators and lawmakers to find out what's going on in America's schools.

Although it's nothing new, bullying has been pushed to the forefront of a national debate after several recent cases surfaced of kids choosing to take their own lives because they couldn't take the bullying. Four teenagers who committed suicide because they were bullied came from one school district in Ohio.

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, about 160,000 kids won't go to school today for fear of being bullied. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 26 percent of 10-, 11-, and 12-year-olds come up against bullying -- either as victims or as bullies themselves. When passive bystanders are included in the numbers, 77 percent of third-graders fall into the "bully circle."

"The Bully Project" Outreach Campaign and Film: The independent documentary, "The Bully Project," highlights kids and families across the United States through the school year as they deal with bullying at school, on their cell phones, online, on the bus, at home and on the streets of their communities. Their website offers advice on how to get help if you're a victim of bullying and how to donate to the project.

Click here for more information on how to help your child confront a bully and whether or not he or she should fight back.