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HHS HealthBeat (April 9, 2012)

Stop bullying


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From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

Bullying can be verbal, like name calling, social, to affect reputations and relationships, or even physical, which hurts someone or their possessions. It can happen anywhere, and to anyone. We can help kids understand bullying by talking to them about it and teaching them how to stand up to it safely.

Erin Reiney is a public health specialist at the Health Resources and Services Administration.

“If a youth is being bullied, we really encourage them to talk to an adult they can trust and to not keep their feelings insides. It’s important to tell somebody so that you can feel less alone.” (11 seconds)

Children, parents, educators, and communities can learn how to take action against bullying and prevent it from happening by going to stopbullying.gov.

Learn more at healthfinder.gov.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

Last revised: April 24, 2012