Many anti-bullying programs in schools rely on witnesses to stand up to bullies. This is good in theory but an evaluation of such programs has found in some cases, interference can worsen the problem.
From '13 Reasons Why' to real-life events, there's been increased scrutiny on the link between bullying and suicide. However, research shows that we may not be getting the full picture.
Fear of repercussions and the feeling of not being taken seriously are two reasons why children who are bullied don't seek help from teachers.
The most effective weapons in the fight to stop LGBTQ bullying might just be quite simple -- young people coming together to talk, laugh and share their lives.