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Aug 3, 2011 8:51 AM by Lauren Wilson

Bullying - Talking with Your Children and Teens

Bullying - Talking with Your Children and Teens
LAFAYETTE - Bullying has always been around. But how people view the problem is changing. Bullying isn't just a problem in schools. It happens in families and neighborhoods. It's even a form of humor on some TV shows. Some people think bullying is just a part of growing up. But being shamed, hurt or threatened is unacceptable at any age. Every child has the right to feel safe with peers and at school. Bullying is any aggressive act used to hurt, frighten or control others. Bullying can include:

• Hurtful words
• Cruel jokes or tricks
• Verbal threats, mean looks or rude gestures
• Pushing, hitting, pinching
• Making people do things they don't want to do
• Picking on or ganging up on someone
• Ignoring or leaving people out
• Writing nasty notes
• Starting rumors

The Health Information Center has free pamphlets available: ""Bullying - Talking with Your Child"; "Bullying - Talking with Your Teen"; "Know What? Bullying Hurts!" ages 6-8; "Who Knew? The Bully-Free Issue" ages 9-11; and "What's Up With Bullying" ages 12-14. To request these free pamphlets, call the Health Information Center at (337)988-1816.

Bullying - Talking with Your Children and Teens
Free pamphlets available for parents and activity books for ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14. To request this free information, call the Health Information Center at (337) 988-1816.

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