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bullying awareness week

It can be hard to admit that our child may be an aggressor.
Alyson Schafer on signs that your child is being bullied -- or that he or she is a bully.
"I've obviously felt the wrath of people over a computer because you don't care. Over the computer you're invincible. You can say whatever you want."
In recent years, some parents might have found themselves wondering: "What is the link between bullying, cyberbullying, and suicide?" "Is bullying worse than when I was a kid?" "What can I do to keep my kid safe?" For many parents, it's easy to slide into worry-mode. But it's important for parents to be mindful of how they are reacting to stories they are hearing in the media or within the community.
After hearing all the stories in the news about young women committing suicide after being bullied for weeks/months/years, I had to sit back and ponder. I was bullied for years. How bad did it get? Bad. Am I overreacting? No.
People come to Facebook to connect with the people and things they care about. Bullying is certainly one of these issues. The Be Bold Stop Bullying campaign centres around an interactive social media pledge app that enables teens, parents and educators to make a personal commitment to help stop bullying and recruit their friends to join them.