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Bullying: What Educators Can Do About It

Today, we often hear about someone being bullied, someone being a bully, or someone who has witnessed bullying. This does not have to be the case. Bullying is often misunderstood and believed, by many, to be a normal part of life. Most of us have felt bullied at least once in our lives. Likewise, many…  learn more

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Education Week: Bullying

Read about what schools can do to prevent and respond to bullying. Social media companies must address platforms' impact on kids' mental health and data privacy, educators say.  learn more

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Kids Health in the Classsroom

KidsHealth in the Classroom offers educators free health-related lesson plans for PreK through 12th grade. Each Teacher's Guide includes discussion questions, classroom activities and extensions, printable handouts, and quizzes and answer keys  all aligned to National Health Education Standards.  learn more

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NAMI: Kids, Teens and Young Adults

National Alliance on Mental Health One of NAMI’s main goals is to ensure that people get help early. Since mental health conditions typically begin during childhood, adolescence or young adulthood, we have compiled essential information and resources intended to help young people get the mental health support they need.  learn more

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National Runaway Safeline

You can't talk to your parents about what's going on. You feel a lot of pressure from your friends. School stresses you out. You want to run away from home, because you think it might be the answer. Or you have a friend or student asking the same questions. The National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY…  learn more

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Going back to school can be exciting for some students, but it can also be stressful for others. Feelings of anticipation and uncertainty can cause students to feel anxious. Students may begin to feel anxiety during the summer before the new school year begins. They might be wondering who their teacher will be, where their…  learn more

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What Parents Should Know About How Games Keep Kids Hooked

Most games today are designed with “hooks.” Hooks are features inserted to get players to play longer and more often and even pay money to continue playing. These hooks rely on non-drug-based sources of external stimuli, which can trick the body into generating dopamine which gives the player a rush. So, gamers often feel stressed…  learn more