Letters to the Editor


Dear Editor,

Bullying. Is your child at risk?

Are we too busy with everyday happenings to give attention to children to see the warning signs? Such signs as feelings of helplessness, loss of appetite and coming home with bruises or cuts — silent and withdrawn when normally happy and outgoing.

One in seven students in grades K-12 are victims of repeated bullying. No longer can they get away from it at home thanks to the internet. Bullies often go on to perpetrate violence later in life. Forty percent of boys who were bullies in grades six through nine had three or more arrests by age 30. One out of every 10 students who drop out

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