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Be a voice to end bullying among youth!

Contact members of the House Education Committee ASAP and ask them to vote YES on the study committee on bullying in schools (HR 766)!
Bullying has become widespread among youth and, with the increased use of technology, the ways in which bullying can occur have grown. Nearly 30% of students between grades 6 and 10 have been involved in bullying, either as the bully or as the victim of bullying and almost 75% of people have been the victim of cyberbullying in their lifetime.

Bullying can have many significant, negative outcomes for both the bully and the victim of bullying, including:
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Decreased academic achievement
  • Increased criminal convictions as adults
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
This study committee will examine the effectiveness of the state’s current bullying laws and effective methods other states have used to address bullying.  Policy makers should address the state’s role in effectively reducing the prevalence of bullying among youth and the impact it has on Georgia’s children and families.
"Dear Representative ________________,
Please vote YES on HR766 to create a study committee on bullying in schools.  Bullying has become widespread and can have significant, negative outcomes for both the bully and the victim.  This committee will examine effective ways to decrease the prevalence of bullying in our schools and its impact on Georgia’s children and families. Thank you for your service and for all you do for Georgia’s children."

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