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Speaking Up About Being Bullied Isn't "Tattling" - And Our Kids Need to Know the Diffe

This is part of a series of blogs about bullying from PACER Center, in honor of the 10th anniversary of National Bullying Prevention Month this October. Visit to learn more about how you can be part of the movement to unite against bullying and promote kindness, acceptance, and inclusion among children.

Amber was about to go to lunch when she received a call from the nurse at her 8-year-old son’s school.

“Devon was playing ball, and he got hit in the back,” Ms. Williams told Amber. “He was knocked down, and he skinned both knees. He had the wind knocked out of him.”

Five minutes later, keys in hand, Amber was on her way.

She could tell immediately that Devon had been crying. She hugged him, and when she suggested he come home with her, Devon didn’t protest. He didn’t want to talk on the ride home, so Amber waited until later to ask what had happened.

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