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Health Tip: Prevent Bullying

-- When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send a message that it is not acceptable, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service says.

Parents and school staff can help prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy, the agency says.

Here are the agency's suggestions:

  • Talk about what bullying is and how to stand up to it safely.
  • Keep the lines of communication open.
  • Encourage kids to do what they love.
  • Model how to treat others.

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Posted: June 2019

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