Bullying from a teen's perpective

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Bullying from a teen's perpective
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 3:03pm

I came across this article from the Huffington Post written by a teen about bullying.  She included several stories about bullied teens that just break your heart.

Despite the school assemblies, the several warnings that are given to the bullies at school and the countless movies that try to get the point across that bullying can be more harmful than most people think, the job is just not getting done. In this era of technology, it's pretty safe to say that it's harder to hide from the bullies than it may have been 20 or 30 years ago. Some kids have to face it not only for seven hours at school, but also every hour beyond that because of the constant contact that can be made via text message or social media.

Read the complete article at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/olivia-busch/why-we-are-not-doing-enou_b_2630699.html?utm_hp_ref=parents&ir=Parents

I feel for these teens, along with their parents.  Teens tend to keep all the pain to themselves and don't ask for help.  How do you get them to open up to you?  Are there signs we need to be looking for?

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Registered: 02-19-2013
Tue, 02-19-2013 - 6:44am

Thanks for posting this ...