The US Department of Justice says that 160,000 students skip school every day for fear of being bullied. The Centers for Disease Control and Department of Education define the core elements of the bullying as: unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition.
Bullying has evolved over the years. Now children aren't just subjected to it on the playground and between classes but it follows them home through cell phones and social media.
In this episode we were joined by Amy Friend, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, and High School Counselor, Samiyyah Middleton.
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