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In a broad-based study for the Journal of the American Medical Association, Nansel and his colleagues (2001) discuss bullying from the viewpoints of young people who bully and the victims of bullying, both of whom tend to perceive themselves as being less than fully accepted members of a group. The messages exchanged between children and their caregivers in just 15 minutes or more a day can be instrumental in building a healthier, safer environment. Anti-Defamation League Curriculum Connections focuses on Words That Heal, a tool to help educators find books and other resources to include In the curriculum to teach about bullying, stopping bullying, and so on. Bullying-No Way! from Australia's educational communities, creates learning environments where every student and school community member is safe, supported, respected, valued-and free from bullying, violence, harassment, and discrimination, Connect for Kids gives action steps and tips for parents whose children are bullied. It also has a place for parents and students alike to share their comments and concerns and support one another, PACER Kids Against Bullying, for elementary school children, focuses on children with disabilities.

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Gartrell, D. (2008). Understand bullying. YC Young Children, 63(3), 54-57. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.library.capella.edu/docview/197620884?accountid=27965

Nansel, T.R., M. Overpeck, R.S. Pilla, W.J. Ruan, B. Simons-Morton, & P. Scheldt. 2001. Bullying behaviors among U.S. youth: Prevalence and association with psychosocial adjustment. Journal of the American Medical Association 285 (16): 2094-100.
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