The American Academy of Pediatrics says 26% of 10- to 12-year-olds are involved in bullying, either as victims or bullies. And when you include passive bystanders (witnesses to bullying), 77 percent of third graders are in the so-called "bully circle." Much of bullying is the virtual kind, conducted over the Internet or through text messages.
Officer Sara McClurg, Crime Prevention Coordinator with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, joined us to talk about why it's a growing problem and what parents should be doing to prevent their kids from becoming the victim or the perpetrator. For more information on cyberbullying, visit one of the following resources.