A Day in Class: How about doing a series of stories?

Look at problems

Bullying is intentional aggressive behavior. It can take the form of physical or verbal harassment and involves an imbalance of power (a group of children can gang up on a victim or someone who is physically bigger or more aggressive can intimidate someone else, for instance).

 • Bullying behavior can include teasing, insulting someone (particularly about their weight or height, race, sexuality, religion or other personal traits), shoving, hitting, excluding someone, or gossiping about someone.

 • Bullying can cause a victim to feel upset, afraid, ashamed, embarrassed, and anxious about going to school. It can involve children of any age, including younger elementary grade-schoolers and even kindergarteners. Bullying behavior is frequently repeated unless there is intervention. The topic of bullying in schools may seem to be overdone and not worthy of coverage in your school, but don't be so quick to judge.

The topic won't go away.

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Some of these topics would make a great editorial series in your publication. Pick one and run with it.