People of all ages need to feel like they belong. Our need to belong is right up there with basic human needs like food, water, and safety. Young people can meet this need by having strong ties to their family, faith community, sports team, dance troop, volunteer organization or other positive group. If that is not available, youth may try to meet that need by giving in to peer pressure with the hope of strengthening their position with the "in group". Young people who do not fit into any social group are often targets of bullying, which gets worse in middle school. One in four youth gets bullied. One in three watches it happen. Have you or your children been bullied? Was the bullying tied to ethnicity, religion, sexuality, disability, or language?