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October is Bullying Prevention Month.
Bullying has lasting effects on a person’s development, their interactions with others, and their performance in school.
Bullying even impacts physical health, leading to increases in symptoms like headaches, sleep difficulties, and depression.
Research has shown adults can play a role in preventing bullying by talking with kids about bullying, encouraging children to do what they enjoy, modeling what it looks like to treat others with kindness, and knowing where and how to seek help when they witness or hear about bullying from children.
For more information, visit stopbullying.gov.
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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.