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Back-To-School Can Sometimes Mean Back-To-Being Bullied



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ANCHOR LEAD: A child is bullied every seven minutes in our country and this problem is not just limited to the classroom or playground. Brian Osuch has more from one expert with what to lookout for. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. 77 percent of students in the U.S. are bullied at some point during their school years and back-to-school time can be stressful for children, especially if they've been bullied in the past. Dr. John Nixon is the Clinical Director for the University of Phoenix Masters of Science Counseling program. Dr. Nixon, how can you tell if your child is anxious about school or about being bullied? CUT: (Nixon) Anxiety will tend to fade as school gets into the school year and students get back into their Rhythm. Bullying on the other hand; the victim will become more and more stressed, more and more fearful, and the stress and tension, and anxiety will increase as the school year progresses. SCRIPT: Dr. Nixon says that the bullying doesn't end when children go home. It follows them with text messages and social networking sites. CUT: (Nixon) Because it extends past the physical time that a person is at school, it carries forward throughout their day; so its literally becomes something that can invade their lives except when they're sleeping. SCRIPT: For more go to your local University of Phoenix campus Facebook page. That's Newsbreak from University of Phoenix.
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