Educating students about how to stop bullies appears to be paying off in schools.

Jon Hisgen of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is beaming about a report that finds a more than 30-percent reduction in the number of school kids nationwide who report being bullied or beaten up by their peers.

Hisgen has been involved in a statewide educational effort to halt the age-old problem. He says it’s a behavior that affects learning and impacts many children. The effort has focused on getting teachers involved to stop bullying early on.

The reduction in bullying took place over a five year period.

AUDIO: John Colbert reports (:34)


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