Bullying is a problem that affects everyone. If this will be your first year teaching in a public school system, you'll probably come in contact with bullying on a daily basis. Statistics show thatone teenager attempts suicide every 30 minutes as a result of bullying. The same statistics show that more than 3.2 million students are the victims of bullying each year. That's a lot of students. As a teacher in the classroom, you are a student's first line of defense against bullying.