By Special to the DPA, The Daily Post-Athenian, October 27, 2020
With October being National Bullying Prevention Month, area health officials noted it’s important to highlight the trauma that can occur as a result of bullying, whether a child is participating in remote learning or in-person learning.
“Unfortunately, even in the midst of a pandemic, bullying doesn’t stop,” stated a news release from Volunteer Behavioral Health (VBH). “In fact, there are studies pointing to the increase of cyberbullying incidents as more youth spend time online for both school and socializing.”
One organization, Light, which tracks online content for abusive language with children, recently found a 70% increase in hate speech between kids in chat rooms.