A Call to Action against Bullying

How many more young people have to suffer in silence at the hands of bullies? The alarming rise in the number of teens taking their own lives is leaving parents desperate for answers. Could you be missing cues that your child is in trouble? Do you know what is happening at your child's school?

Dr. Phil says, "We're talking about a call to action for students, parents, teachers, coaches, school administrators, anyone who comes in contact with children that are subject to being bullied. We've got to keep our children safe at school and that includes keeping them safe from each other. Bullying is more serious than ever. Kids are taking their own lives as a result and even when they don't, the emotional scars, the damage to their self-esteem can be devastating.

"If you stand by passively and watch a child be tormented, terrorized and bullied, you are as guilty as the person who's doing it. You have got to find the courage, you've got to find the wherewithal to step up and say, 'This is not OK.' And kids, if you're being bullied, telling is not tattling! You have to go to somebody and ask for help."

What Is Bullying?

Bullying involves the harassment/terrorism of an individual. Forms may include physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or racial teasing or torment. The bullying may also involve exclusion or isolation and can occur face to face, in writing or via the Internet.

Warning Signs of Someone Being Bullied:

If Your Child is Being Bullied:

If You Are Being Bullied:

Get Involved!

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