Project Celebration offers back-to-school advice

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School is starting and many of us have a fear of our child being bullied. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “at least 10% of children are bullied regularly, approximately 50 percent are the target of bullying at some point during their school year.” This bullying even occurs at daycares and preschool levels. If your child is an ongoing target for a bully it can lead to serious consequences down the road. It can cause anxiety disorders, eating disorders, low self-esteem, depression and even alcohol and drug use at early ages. Some kids that are being bullied may never say anything but here are some potential signs to look for: Bruises, scrapes, marks or other unexplained injuries. 

 

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