KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An estimated three million students are bullied each year. Experts say the aggressive behavior can start as early as age 3.
This week, the International Bullying Prevention Association is meeting in Kansas City hoping to find ways to reduce those numbers.
The ninth annual conference theme is The Courage to Act: Working Together to End Bullying. Attendees gather to be strengthened with new knowledge, research and practices which will renew a collective effort to stop bullying.
Dan Weddle's daughter was bullied in high school, which encouraged him to join the organization.
"People who come here figure out one way or another that bullying is a serious problem," Weddle said.
The conference starts on November 5 and runs through November 6. It is not open to the public.
Organizers hope to arm attendees with information on how to end bullying in Kansas City by the end of the conference.