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When Your Child Is The Bully
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This week, Massachusetts lawmakers consider legislation to prevent cyber-bulling. This bill comes in the wake of a rash of high-profile and tragic cases across the state. Cyber-bullying differs from more conventional bullying because kids have no escape unless they also avoid the Internet and cellphone. The National Crime Prevention Council reports that more than 40 percent of teens will experience some form of cyber-bullying

Is your child being bullied or is your child a bully? Parents are biologically wired to assume that their children are behaving normally, says Dr. Elizabeth Englander, director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State College and the mother of three boys. This article suggests that parents should take a closer look.