How parents can help tackle bullying

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LANSING, MI (WILX) - As students head back to school, they have a lot on their plate between homework, sports and clubs.

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Bullying shouldn't be a concern, but it's a problem across the country.

According to stopbullying.gov, one in four students say they've been bullied.

Most schools have a zero tolerance policy, but there are some things parents can do to stop it.

Doctors say first go to the school if you suspect bullying.

They also suggest teaching children how to resolve conflict.

Being a positive role model is also important.

"Our kids are watching and listening to us all the time, so if we're saying things that are not kind or things that can be construed by them, that way it's very important for us to correct ourselves," said Dr. Stephanie Walsh with Children's Healthcare Of Atlanta.

Doctors say talking about bullying might help your child open up.

You could also try sharing some of your experiences with your child to show them that they are not alone.

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