Sharon Issurdatt Dietsche, LICSW, LCSW-C
Across the country the term â€śbullyingâ€ť is making national headlines regarding brutal acts committed by children at school. Bullying has been defined as intentional, repeated actions and words designed to intimidate or hurt another person (Durso, 1999 - 2008). Since many bullying incidents occur through personal cell phones and computers, and often after school hours, many school professionals have had a slow response in addressing this behavior. Reluctant to assert an authority they are not sure they have, educators can appear indifferent to parentsâ€™ frantic worry and alarm by recent adolescent suicides linked to bullying. (Hoffman, 2010.)
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