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Nearly a quarter billion children experience bullying each year, according to a new report. But some schools across Chicago are using books and discussion to stem the tide of bullying.

Regina McCarthy’s book “Courageous Gilbert the Groundhog” teaches children to understand and express their feelings and offers tips for dealing with a bully. (Illustration by Sue Dettman)

October is national bullying prevention month. Holistic psychotherapist and author Regina E. McCarthy wants to help children of all ages find their voice and the courage to stand up to bullying.

Childhood bullying can cause female college students the same long-lasting psychological distress as severe childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to a new study. (Twentyfour Students / Flickr)

For female college students, peer victimization appears to inflict the same long-term distress associated with severe childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to a new study.

Six years ago, Katya Mazon, 18, realized the isolation and emotional pain she experienced was bullying. Read about her story.

In the wake of some high profile bullying cases, a new state law to address and combat bullying is being signed this week. 

Bullying is a national problem that can have extreme consequences. A new manual designed for educators helps them learn how to approach the topic with kids. The author of this innovative teaching aid joins us.

Dorothy Espelage

There is a national push to eradicate bullying. Are schools doing enough to combat the problem? We hear from one of the nation's top experts on bullying.