Every year bullying impacts nearly 13 million students.
Teasing, taunting or verbal abuse, bullying continues to affect the lives of students all across the country.
Every year bullying impacts nearly 13 million students and this year the National Education Association is taking steps to help lower that number. Becky Pringle, with the NEA, said educators need to notice the three B's of bullying.
"The child that is being bullied, the child who is doing the bullying and then the bystander," Pringle said.
She said it's also important for parents to be involved with their kids.
"We are asking our parents to be very involved in their kids lives and then know who their friends are, what they are watching on T.V. and now of course, we have to expand that to the internet use [like] the social media. They've got to know it and understand it," Pringle said.
Cyberbullying has allowed bullies to turn to the internet, cellphones, and other electronic devices, to attack students by spreading rumors, posting damaging pictures, or sending mean or threatening messages. one in three people are cyberbullied.