Bullying has been associated with many negative outcomes including academic, social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. The extent of the negative impact on bullying, coupled with the attention directed towards bullying by the media and schools, has led to the development of bullying laws in all fifty U.S. states. These laws focus on requiring school districts to develop anti-bullying policies but do not make bullying a crime. Even with the implementation of anti-bullying policies across the U.S., current evidence does not suggest vast reductions in bullying. The implementation of a whole-school social-emotional learning programme combined with bullying prevention programmes may lead to greater reductions in bullying prevalence.