Recently we aired a story about a McQueen High School freshman who was bullied at school last year and as a result, tried to take her own life.
Since then News 4's Shelby Sheehan has seen a big response from other victims and parents from all over Washoe County and beyond.
In many of those emails there was a common theme: The victims never told their parents, or a school official what was going on. They were either too embarrassed, afraid of retaliation or just didn't want to upset parents.
But experts on bullying say it's critical for children to tell someone.
Shelby asked the school district last week what steps a parent should take if their child is being bullied.
--First, report it immediately to school officials. It can be a teacher, counselor or principal.
--Document what is happening very specifically, who said or did what and when to your child.
--If it's cyberbullying don't delete the texts or emails.
Here's what parents can expect the school to do once they've been informed of the problem:
District protocol is for the school to investigate each case by interviewing students involved, gathering information and contacting parents.
Then at that point there can be intervention with consequences, things like suspensions, law enforcement involvement and counseling.
Shelby asked the school district what should you do if you've contacted your school and you're not getting the response from school officials or the resolution you want? Katherine Loudon with Washoe County School District says parents should call their area superintendent's office.
They want to be able to support administrations, parents and students deal with the issue of bullying.
There are 63,000 students in the Washoe County School District, so when it comes to bullying and getting resolution to a problem parents are going to need to work together with the district and essentially be a child's best advocate.