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Pledge To Help Us End Bullying In Arizona!

According to the National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics 28% of U.S. students in grades 6-12 report being bullied.

This has to stop.

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Possible Signs a Child is Being Bullied:

  • Unexplained injuries
  • Frequent headaches, stomachaches, feeling sick
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares
  • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork or not wanting to go to school
  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations
  • Self-destructive behaviors, harming themselves, talking about suicide
  • Appears to be angry, depressed or frustrated after going online
  • Desires to spend more time with parents rather than peers
  • Becomes unusually secretive, especially when it comes to online activities

    (Note: These could also be signs of substance abuse, child abuse or sexual abuse)

Prevention Suggestions:

  • Have the conversation with your child early – explain bullying
  • Does he or she know someone being bullied; ask what they would do if they notice bullying
  • Know the websites your children visit and their online activities
  • Talk about being safe online and be smart about what they post online
  • Install parental control filtering software
  • Secure your child’s electronic devices overnight

Actions You Can Take:

  • Speak up: if it is safe, tell the bully to stop
  • Ask the victim to walk away with you
  • Tell a parent or other trusted adult, get help
  • Recruit some of your other friends to join in supporting the victim