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Hiwasee Mental Health encourages awareness of preventing bullying []


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.

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Children who bully are probably experiencing unsupportive and harmful parenting. From a primary prevention perspective this suggests that “job one” for  anti-bullying coalitions ought to be figuring out how to improve the overall quality of parenting in communities. 

One innovative and simple thing everyone can do to elevate and level the quality of parenting in communities is to put a parenting tips bumper sticker on their vehicle.  Just driving your car will teach thousands of people something important about parenting.   There are fifty-one different parenting messages to choose from and businesses and organizations can order sets of the stickers for table or counter displays.

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