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Bullying is Back in Session



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ANCHOR LEAD: It's estimated that 77% of students are bullied mentally or physically at some point during their school years. And it's not just limited to hallways and playgrounds. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm BrianOsuch. A child is bullied every seven minutes in the U.S. and as Julie Schaefer-Space of the University of Phoenix says… the proliferation of mobile devices and social media has definitely made bullying a whole new ballgame. CUT: (Schaefer-Space) A child may be stating something on Facebook, and then people gang up and they comment. And they can be being texted twenty-four hours a day. SCRIPT: Schaefer-Space says this can really take a toll on a child, but there are some helpful technologies for parents who may suspect their child is being bullied. CUT: (Schaefer-Space) They can actually deactivate their child's phone during school or during the evening. And also where they can see what phone numbers are actually calling into their child's phones. SCRIPT: And are there some telltale signs? CUT: (Schaefer-Space) It's when the kids are consistently begging not to go to school, consistently sick, sometimes ill and actually throwing up before school, or actually maybe before they enter the physical school building. SCRIPT: For more, log onto your local University of Phoenix Campus Facebook page. That's Newsbreak from University of Phoenix.
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