I totally agree with the solution that Shannon states. Education and example is the best way that anyone can defuse a bullying situation. There are only 14 states that have laws against bullying and cyber bullying that include sexual orientation and gender, and 3 states that protect people from being bullied because of sexual orientation. 15 states have laws against bullying but there are not specific categories. 4 states have school codes that have teachers address bulling that is because of sexual orientation. And 14 States have no laws or codes against bullying of any kind. This I find extreamly weird because there is an "epidemic" of bullying in schools across the nation. Teachers and parents should be responsible with what they see and to try and remedy the situation as soon as possible.