Is it getting better? That is one question being asked at a bullying summit underway in Washington D.C.
This week, victims, education experts and those working to prevent bullying are coming together to address the serious and sometimes deadly issue.
This is the third annual Bullying Prevention Summit held in Washington. Those attending the summit believe the more awareness about bullying, the more that can be done to prevent it in the first place.
Maryland's First Lady Katie O'Malley spoke at the summit. As a Judge and mother, O'Malley says much progress has been made in the fight against bullying, but "we still have so much more to go."
O'Malley spoke about ways adults and children can help prevent bullying.
"If you see somebody that is sitting by themselves at lunch, if they were being excluded, go over and sit with them," said O'Malley. "If you see something happen in the hallway or the bus, or the locker room, stand up."