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My Take - Bullying

Bullying is the most critical issue concerning parents today, ranking higher than school grades, self-esteem issues, drug and alcohol use and sexual activity.  Just last week we posted the story of the Alabama 16-year old who was reportedly beaten and knocked unconscious at school while other students witnessed the attack.  Then there is the story of the 12-year old Florida girl committing suicide by jumping off the tower of an abandoned concrete plant.  She had been reportedly been a victim of cyberbullying, receiving messages telling her to "Go jump off a building."  Two girls have been arrested, and police are looking at possible charges against the parent as well.  Conversations on bullying is something every parent should have with their child.  Research has shown that the bystander can play a pivotal role. When a third party intervenes, bullying stops within 10 seconds more than half of the time.

I'm Vanessa Oubre that's "My Take" what's yours?

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