It typically starts in elementary school, peaks in middle school and wanes in high school, experts say. About one-third of all U.S. students experience some type of bullying, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
What is bullying?
Bullying is officially defined as unwanted, repeated aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power, according to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). It’s meant to harm or scare victims, experts say – and it’s prevalent.