Preventing bullying, cyber bullying

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By Greg Abbott.

Parents, educators and law enforcement officials are increasingly recognizing that bullying is a serious problem that can pose a real threat to a child’s well-being. Young victims of bullying can suffer long-term consequences that haunt them long into adulthood. A research study published in 2013 showed that 19 to 26-year-olds who were affected by bullying as children are four times as likely to have been charged with a felony as adults. For the perpetrators, bullying can cross the line and become a criminal violation with lifelong consequences.
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