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Bullying Awareness Week

Bullying in Middle School

by Howard Gerber on October 6, 2010

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Bullying has received a lot of attention in the media lately. Everything from food allergies to being gay can cause bullying at all academic levels. While it is certainly true that instances of bullying can be found almost everywhere, it often begins in middle school. Students begin picking on one another about any perceived difference, and eventually an incident will escalate into bullying. It is up to school educators, psychologists, administrators, and therapists to take a stand against bullying in the school. By teaching children how much damage their words and actions can cause, it may be possible to reduce the amount of bullying students must endure during school and hopefully reduce, and eventually eliminate, the tragic consequences bullying so often cause. [continue reading…]


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