I hope by now that everyone is aware that we have bullying problem we have here in the United States. Bullying isn't restricted to schools or the playgrounds. There are workplace bullies, cyberbullies and internet trolls, and even politicians who think it is okay to disrespect others by shouting them down!
To learn more, the Library has these materials that cover the topic for both children and adults, including many for parents and teachers to use:
The only way to begin to change the culture is to first acknowledge the problem, secondly, learn to recognize instances of bullying (some of it is subtle), and thirdly to work to eliminate it. Let's declare every month “Stop Bullying Month!”