As a parent, there are things you can do to help support your child, including opening lines of communication and establishing trust early, which can then help your child in times of crisis. Your love and support may help save a child's life.
Bullying has become increasingly common in schools throughout the United States. This issue hit home when my daughter was in 7th grade. She even made the comment at one point, "I don't want to be here anymore," talking about life.
The authorities in education seem to feel bullying is an epidemic and "indicative of the violent times in which we live." They make it sound as if bullying is some new byproduct of the 21st century. It isn't.