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Bullying Facts

Bullying directly affects students’ ability to learn.

Bystanders can be powerful allies.

Bullying is not a “rite of passage” but a serious threat to student safety and well-being.

Anyone can bully, and anyone can be bullied.

Bullying isn’t about resolving conflict; bullying is about control.

Effective bullying prevention efforts involve students, parents, teachers, and community members.

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