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Nutrition


Behavior


CYBER I


T BULLYINGAKES NO VACATION YOU CAN HELP STOP IT YEAR ROUND BY NANCY DELNAY, MSN, CPNP


t used to be that kids who were bullied at school at least got a break when they returned home. Today, unfortunately, with the Internet available 24/7, bullying is no longer limited to school hours or even to when school’s in session. During the past year, 43 percent of teens have been victims of cyberbullying, accord-


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ing to the Cyberbullying Research Center. Cyberbullying often starts in middle school, and includes e-mail, instant mes- saging, blogs, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones and gaming systems. Middle school and early high school


children are struggling with identity. Between high expectations and their low self-esteem, they can feel awkward at times,


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