Few bullying cases have received more attention nationally than that of Phoebe Prince, an Irish teenager who attended school in South Hadley, Mass. — until she committed suicide earlier this year after being picked on by classmates.

Since then, parents, school districts and even lawyers have put more attention toward protecting young people from bullies. Massachusetts has enacted an anti-bullying law. Connecticut continues to update its law, which requires schools to offer anti-bullying instruction and control abusive behavior.