in #CASE you missed it… Bullying Top Concern As Kids Go To School

in #CASE you missed it… Bullying Is The Top Concern As Kids Go Back To School

Forget supplies or grades, parents are stressed about school bullying as they send their kids back to school.

A national poll on children's' health found that two-thirds of parents think that bullying, either online or in real life, is a big problem for kids going back to school. Researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School surveyed over 15-hundred parents with kids under 18. Parents were also concerned about internet safety and car accidents.

Gary Freed, the poll's co-director says "Adults across the country recognized bullying, including cyberbullying, as the leading health problem for U.S. children." He added "Parents should regularly discuss internet safety with their children and teens and ways to prevent problems. Simple effective strategies may include not providing personal identifying information on social media, chat platforms, or in shared gaming environments."

Responses varied with demographics. African American parents said racial inequality was their big concern, and were more worried about school violence. Hispanic parents also named stress as a big issue for their kids.

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