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- Kids who are involved in bullying often exhibit changes in behavior. They may adopt new eating habits, show a sudden disinterest in schoolwork, or act more aggressively toward family and friends. To make sure you know what changes to look for, tune into this podcast by Dr. Deborah Temkin at the U.S. Department of Education.
- Get your questions ready! This Friday, October 5, we will host a Twitter Town Hall on bullying prevention and response. Join us from 3 to 4 pm EST to learn about best practices and new policy initiatives – and to share stories about what’s working in your community.
Experts from the DC Office of Human Rights and Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention will be on hand for the event. Tweet them using #BullyFreeDC.
- The Stop Bullying Video Challenge is more than a contest. It’s a way to engage youth in bullying prevention by sending a positive message about the importance of being “more than a bystander.”
If you’re up for the challenge (and we hope you are!), click here for details: http://1.usa.gov/QvQNMo
- “When you witness bullying you have an obligation to say something and get help. No one deserves to be hurt or intimidated. And no one can afford to be a bystander.”
Yesterday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered...these words of wisdom at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Anti-Bullying Braintrust. Tell us what you think of her speech! A copy of her remarks, in their entirety, is available on StopBullying.gov.
- Communities with comprehensive strategies to prevent bullying can better support children who are being bullied and redirect the behavior of those who are bullying. For more information about how you can work with others to develop a comprehensive strategy for your community, visit the Working in the Community page on StopBullying.gov. Remember, there’s strength in numbers!
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