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Health Tip: Identify Bullying

-- Ann Kent
HealthDay News

(HealthDay News) -- As the school year starts, it is important for parents to recognize the signs of bullying.

Stopbullying.gov offers these suggestions for parents with school-age children:

  • Recognize thewarning signsthat your child is involved in bullying. Whether your child is being bullied or is bullying, it's important to discuss the issue with your child.
  • Learnwhat bullying isandwhat it is not. Some behaviors that look like bullying may be just as serious, but may require different a response.
  • Identify the type of bullying that's occurring. Cyberbullying requires a different strategy than face-to-face bullying.
  • If you suspect bullying has occurred, find out exactly what happened, so you can communicate with the child's school.
  • Research and understand state and federal anti-bullying laws.
  • If you need assistance,contact stopbullying.org.

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