Prevent, Intervene

1 out of every 4 children in the United States is

impacted by the devastating effects of bullying every year.*


Learn what communities across the country have done to 

put innovative—and effective—bullying prevention strategies into practice. 

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16% of high school students

have been bullied over digital media such as cell

phones or social media sites in the last year.*


Cyberbullying is a growing reality for children in this digital age. Parents and schools play

an important role in prevention and intervention.

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Bullying does not suddenly

and mysteriously appear

full-blown among children.


Preschool is where bullying behaviors can first emerge— and it's also where educators and

parents can take the first steps to teach children the social skills needed to avoid bullying altogether.

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School and Community Prevention and Intervention
Preventing Bullying in Early Childhood

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*To find sources for the content on this page, please refer to the Bullying Facts resource.


  • Bullying is a growing problem in our country. More damaging than youth conflict—bullying can be both physically and emotionally traumatic for the youth involved, as well as those who see it occur. Bullying affects children starting in preschool and can last beyond high school. It can take the form of physical abuse, or hurt victims through rumors and exclusion. BUT—there’s good news. Bullying can be stopped and the first step is understanding it.