Bullying is making headlines across the nation.
A recent SAFE study shows teens in grades 6th through 10th are the most likely to be involved in bullying. About 30% of students in the U.S. are involved in bullying on a regular basis, either as a victim, bully or both.
So how is Lincoln Public Schools tackling the problem?
LPS social worker, Nancy Bare said most kids don't tell because they feel a sense of shame, but stopping the problem starts with telling a trusted adult.
"The most important thing is we need to know. If we know, we can help that child learn how to cope better. We don't have magic, we can't make the problem dissapear," said Nancy Bare.
"What we can do is support the child and comfort the child and help the child build an arsenal of skills to handle bullying and to learn how ultimately to stand up to bullies," Bare added.
According to Bare, LPS staff will intervene as necessary when they know of and when they know of a child who's been identified as being hurtful to someone.
"We certainly want to help that child as well as the victim," Bare said.
Bare says if a child is bullied they should tell a school teacher, counselor, social worker or administrator.