October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Bullying is defined as the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. The statistics of bullying in our country’s youth culture are staggering. According to StopBullying.gov, 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools; 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying; 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month; and 41% witness bullying once a week or more. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that both bullying others and being bullied are linked to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. Read full story here.