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  Bullying and school violence can be serious problems. The U.S. Department of Education reports that nearly ten percent of school-related bullying occurs on the school bus. In addition, many school bus drivers report that they don’t feel prepared enough to handle bullying on their buses. More than half of bus drivers report that they believe bullying is a serious problem on buses. To assist bus drivers, the U.S. Department of Education has developed training manu- als to provide guidance on ways to handle bullying on buses. In many states, the National Association for Pupil Transporta- tion (NAPT) has recommended a goal for all bus drivers to be trained on how to prevent and handle bullying on buses. Recognizing the warning signs of bul-


lying is the first step in stopping it. It is important to know that most kids either don’t know how or are not willing to ask for help. Some of the warning signs that a child is being bullied include unexplained injuries, lost or destroyed belongings, changes in eating habits or activities, a decline in grades and avoidance of friends or social situations. If you suspect that your children are being bullied or are exposed to school violence, talk with them and encourage an open conversation. Sometimes just 15 minutes a day talking with your kids can help you learn if they are having a problem. Try to be active in your children’s lives by attending school events and talking with the bus driver. It is also important to realize that not


all injuries that occur through school violence are visible. Children exposed to


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school and youth violence can become impacted in a variety of ways, including depression, anxiety and other psychologi- cal problems. If you find that your children have been bullied, knowing how to report it is the next step. Contact school officials or the principal to share information that you discover related to the incident — relying on as many facts as available. It may also be helpful to learn about your state’s anti-bullying law to know what the school is required to do in response to a reported incident of bullying and school violence. If you suspect that your kids are being bullied on the bus, have them sit directly behind the driver. Worrying about the safety of your


children while they are traveling to and from school can be stressful. Knowing and teaching them some basics to stay safe is a great way to ensure they will arrive to and from school safely. In addition, staying active in their school activities and encouraging open communication can improve their overall well-being.


Vanessa Hedge, MSN, CPNP-AC, is a PNP with the Pediatric Surgery/Trauma Department at Carilion Children’s in Roanoke, VA. She also assists as a faculty instructor in pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.


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