Now more than ever, it seems like bullying has spun out of control, and turned into an epidemic that parents, schools, and lawmakers can't seem to control.
While some people view bullying as a part of growing up, those who are aware of its devastating effects disagree.
Approximately 160,000 kids in the U.S. miss school every day because they're terrified of facing their bullies, according to the National Education Association. Unfortunately, the suffering isn't just physical and it doesn't end at school.
Cyberbullying has given bullies the ability to torment their victims even when they're at home. Students that experience bullying are twice as likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies.
Even with policies and organizations trying to do something about it, the situation only seems to worsen.
One lawmaker has had enough, and to put an end to bullying, he has taken matters into his own hands.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Frank Burns's proposition is drastic, so not everyone will like it, but it might be what needs to be done to remedy the situation.