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Dear Bully by Megan Kelley Hall
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Aug 28, 11

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Read in August, 2011

70 authors came together to tell their stories. Most are about being bullied. Some are
about being the bully. Some are about not stopping a bully or helping the bullied.
These are painful memories to be sure, but they all come to the conclusion--it get's
better and you do survive and can thrive. In the wake of so many child/teen suicides
that have their roots in bullying, these authors chose to make their stand. Here are
some of the statistics that the book starts out with:

--Every 7 minutes a child is bullied on a school playground, with more than 85% of those
instances occurring without any intervention.

--On a daily average 160,000 children miss school because they fear they will be bullied
if they attend classes.

--On a monthly average 282,000 are phsically attacked by a bully

--A child commit suicide as a direct result of being bullied once very half hour, with
19,000 bullied children attempting to commit suicide over the course of one year.

These writers have taken a stand. It's time for all of us to do so as well.
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