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How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying

Can you recognize signs that your child is being bullied? Would you know how to stop it? Test your knowledge with our quiz.

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How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 1 of 20 Correct

Which of these may be physical signs that a child is being bullied?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. If your child is bullied, chances are he or she won't tell you. Watch for changes in your child's typical behavior.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 2 of 20 Correct

How many children skip school in the U.S. every day for fear of being bullied?

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The correct answer is: Studies find that 160,000 children skip school every day because they fear being attacked or intimidated.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 3 of 20 Correct

What advice should you give your child to deal with bullying?

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The correct answer is: The best way for your child to stay protected is to surround himself or herself with friends so they will be less vulnerable.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 4 of 20 Correct

Which of these are signs that a girl may be a mean-girl victim?

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The correct answer is: All of the above can be signs of mean-girl bullying. In addition, watch for a drop in grades, signs of loneliness, and undue fear over emails, texts or phone calls.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 5 of 20 Correct

True or false: Most school districts in the U.S. have specific anti-bullying policies and programs.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Most school districts in the U.S. now have specific anti-bullying policies and programs, and several states have passed legislation to protect students from physical, verbal, emotional and cyber bullying.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 6 of 20 Correct

How can I get my child to report bullying if they've seen it happen?

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The correct answer is: Talk with your child about the difference between snitching (telling to get someone in trouble) and reporting (telling to solve a problem, or protect the innocent).

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 7 of 20 Correct

What electronic devices can a child or teen use to cyberbully?

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The correct answer is: Anything that provides an Internet connection can be used as a relentless and nonstop weapon for online bullying.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 8 of 20 Correct

What is the difference between cyberbullying and online harassment?

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The correct answer is: Cyberbullying occurs only between minors. If minors are not involved on both sides of the communication, the problem is considered cyber harassment.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 9 of 20 Correct

True or false: Bullying is usually a one-time incident.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Bullying is a pattern: it is almost always repeated and rarely a one-time occurrence. Bullying also usually escalates, so adults must step in.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 10 of 20 Correct

What should you do if your child is a cyberbully?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. While your child is in the wrong, you are still his or her number one supporter, and you must listen to what your child has to say in defense of his or her actions.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 11 of 20 Correct

All of these are positive ways to prevent bullying EXCEPT:

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The correct answer is: Don't wait for bullying to stop. Instead, identify a caring adult your child can turn to, and make sure your school has an anonymous hotline or reporting box. Always take bullying seriously.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 12 of 20 Correct

How can I teach my child to avoid being cyberbullied?

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The correct answer is: Empower your child to ignore anyone who threatens them online or by text message by blocking anyone who has sent them inappropriate messages.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 13 of 20 Correct

True or false: School personnel are not required by law to report an act of cyberbullying.

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The correct answer is: This is true. There are currently no regulations that require school personnel to report an act of cyberbullying to a parent or to the police, unless the school has added it to their policies and procedures.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 14 of 20 Correct

What percentage of American teens are harassed via text message?

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The correct answer is: Forty-three percent of teens admit to being harassed, bullied or threatened online or by text.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 15 of 20 Correct

What are signs that my teen is a victim of textual harassment?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Many of the signs of textual harassment seem to be common for teens, so pay close attention to your child and look for extreme cases that go beyond your teen's typical behaviors

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 16 of 20 Correct

True or false: The way a child stands can make him or her a target for bullying.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Studies show it's usually not how "different" a child looks or acts, but rather insecure posture that makes him or her an easy target. Teach your child to stand tall with his head held high to look more confident and less afraid.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 17 of 20 Correct

Which of these are reasons a child might bully others?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Reasons for bullying include feeling useless or powerless, copying abusive behaviors and lacking constructive discipline at home.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 18 of 20 Correct

What is "bullycide"?

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The correct answer is: The term "bullycide" is used for bullying victims who have committed suicide.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 19 of 20 Correct

True or false: The first thing to do about a teacher who is a bully is to meet with the principal.

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The correct answer is: This is false. After listening to your child's complaints, remain neutral and first meet with the teacher to discuss the specific examples. If the behavior seems to continue, then meet with the principal.

How to Spot -- and Stop -- Bullying
Question 20 of 20 Correct

Who can help victims of bullying with the text-a-tip student support system?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The text-a-tip student support system is a program that allows students, parents and the community to alert school administrators or campus police directly about bullying and other potentially dangerous situations.

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