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Bullying, once thought a rite of passage, is now seen as a devastating form of abuse that can have long-term effects on youthful victims. It can rob them of self-esteem, isolate them from their peers, cause them to drop out of school, and even prompt health problems and suicide. To better understand bullying and for some tips to help bully-proof your child, the Indiana Department of Child Services encourages parents, educators and community members to check out the resources below.
Bullying, National Crime Prevention Council
Bullying.us, Indiana Bullying
Silencing Cyberbullies, National Education Association