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How to prevent your child from getting bullied—or being a bully

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“With the start of a new school year, bullying will become an issue for many children and their parents. Parents should teach their children to respond to bullying by staying calm; looking the bully in the eye; saying in a firm voice, “I don’t like what you are doing,” or “Please don’t talk to me like that”; or simply walking away, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.” (more)

New York City schools agree to bullying reforms in wake of lawsuit

Chalk Beat – Christina Veiga

“A legal settlement calling on the education department to do more to address bullying in schools was approved this week by a judge, despite objections from advocates. The settlement was announced in March, but the Legal Aid Society challenged the agreement. Lawyers for the public interest firm argued that the settlement called on the education department to implement reforms that were already required by law or under the city’s own rules, and that the agreement did not address “the underlying causes of bullying, including trauma and mental health issues.”” (more)

This Year in Bullying: What You Need to Know for Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Education World – Nicole Gorman

“October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, a month dedicated to discussing and supporting efforts to reduce the harmful effects of bullying on young victims in schools. Bullying is said to be the number two health concern for youth, just under childhood obesity, and the affects of bullying can be just as deadly and long-lasting as physical health problems.” (more)

Longer hours on social media may increase teens’ risk of cyberbullying

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Cyberbullying may be linked to higher use of social network sites by school children aged 14-17 years, rather than to simply having a social network profile, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, which examined data from several European countries. Researchers at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece found that school children in Romania, Germany and Poland were more likely to experience cyberbullying, such as aggressive and threatening messages, social exclusion, spreading rumors and sharing private, inappropriate or humiliating information, if they used social network sites for more than 2 hours a week day.” (more)