One of the most common forms of bullying in American schools is weight bias. Students are judged by their body weight. Often times larger children are considered slow, dirty, or stupid. Our society puts a great deal of pressure on us to look like super models. When we cannot achieve this, it leads to bullying, depression, even suicidal thoughts. Below (under class links) is a link to the Yale-Rudd Center. This link provides information on helping children deal with issues of weight and overcoming weight bias in schools and communities.
Text Message Controls
Verizon wireless has now added a method of controlling the time of day your child uses text messaging. This control can now be found under parental controls by using the following link. Parents can now set up their child's cell phone to be unable to text during the school day, practice time or any other time parents determine it inappropriate for their child to be texting. (see next announcement for AT&T information)
AT&T parental controls
Below is a link to similar services offered through AT&T:
Information to help parents understand more about the current issues surrounding "sexting"
Tip sheets for parents about various aspects of bullying and bullying prevention
The Bullying Circle
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