January 01 2022 12:00 am

Baylor professor speaks on bullying

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It’s important for any victim of bullying to stay confident and stand up for themselves. This includes telling an adult.

A bully usually targets the person they believe is weak. 

Regardless if you are involved in these type of situations, you should always say something if you see it happening. Silence could prolong the bullying and could cause long term affects for the victim.

“It is more problematic for the child if the parents or the school doesn’t listen and do something. So the level of support in a child’s life is critical and some adult in their life that validates that they hear them and that they are going to do something about it, can stop the life-long impact of bullying,” said Psychologist Professor at Baylor University, Dr. Tamara Hodges. 

Every school usually has a system on how they track bullying and what to do when it happens. 

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