Keep Your Kids Safe and Informed

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Bullying affects one out of every five students ages 12-18 in the U.S. Here are ways you can help if you think your child is being bullied, bullying others, or witnessing it:Be on the lookout for behavioral or emotional changes in your child. Talk to them since sometimes kids won’t ask for help.Learn what bullying is and isn’t. Many behaviors that look like bullying may be serious but need different responses.Find out how you and school or community officials can help your child if bullying happens.Learn about your state’s anti-bullying laws for schools. Federal laws require schools to address harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, and disabilities.Work with your child to prevent and deal with cyberbullying. Talk to your child about bullying before it happens. This makes it easier for them to tell you if something occurs.Visit StopBullying.gov for more information about these and other actions you can take to help your child. (Source:us.gov)

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