A new report on bullying in New Jersey public schools offers a starting point to better address an old problem.
Bullying is typically verbal and more concentrated in middle-school grades. Cyber-bullying is not as widespread as many would believe. Those findings were in the state Department of Education's first in-depth examination of "Intimidation and Bullying."
According to the report, a third of the 35,552 alleged bullying cases investigated statewide last year were verified. Only 12 percent involved cyber-bullying.