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39. Avoiding ogres and being bullied

Around the world, millions of teenagers are bullied at some time during their school career.

So what do you do if you suspect your teen is being bullied?.

Bullying may be characterised by physical or verbal aggression. It is ongoing – and in some cases, unremitting. It is a deliberate attempt to intimidate, threaten or hurt someone. This may be with words and insults, such as teasing or name calling. Teenagers may be bullied by being excluded from a group and their activities, which can be crushing. Your teenager may find herself being criticised constantly about her appearance, schoolwork, or lack of sporting ability. Homophobic bullying is common and highly damaging, as is racist bullying. Such belittling ...

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