Louise Losos, a public school educator of more than 20 years, recently wrote an article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the subjects of bullying and cyberbullying. From 2005 to 2012, Louise Losos served as principal of Clayton High School in Clayton, Missouri.

According to a 2011 report made by the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every five high school students has experienced some form of bullying. Further, i-SAFE America reports that 58 percent of children have encountered cyberbullying. However, verbal bullying remains the predominant challenge facing students, according to a recent survey. Of the more than 3 out of 4 cases of verbal bullying, 14 percent of those bullied experience some type of intense reaction as a result.

Fortunately, many schools in America have taken measures to deal with and prevent instances of bullying and cyberbullying. Still, parents and educators must remain vigilant in watching out for bullying in any form.