The issue of bullying isn't a new one. Many of us knew someone in school who was picked on at one point or another - and some of us experienced bullying first-hand. Recent news stories, however, make it seem like bullying is getting more dangerous, and becoming a much bigger problem than ever before. A recent study in the Union-Endicott School District found that 26% of students in middle and high school have experienced some form of bullying or victimization - does this number point to an increase in bullying? How does bullying affect students?