As we go from school to school and organization to organization educating and setting up programs to stop #bullying, the question continues to arise, " . . . but why do we need laws to address the issue?". Comments come up such as "We didn't have laws when we were kids and we survived". Then I sit with children (as their therapist) who attend schools who are exempt from the law who tell me "I was afraid to tell my teacher . . . ." about #bullying for fear of repercussions.