What You Need To Know About Bullying

10/15/2011 08:27 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

From playground cruelty to the online rumor mill, we're hearing more about bullying than ever, but are we getting better at helping kids and teens cope?

TIME looks at the facts behind all those sensational headlines -- what we know and don't know about why bullying happens and what we can do to minimize its effects.

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