From the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, and the Department of Health and Human Services, we have a just-released video: Standing Together to Prevent Bullying.
In this poignant video, less than two minutes in length, Dr. Murthy speaks out about the prevalence and harmful consequences – to all involved: persons who bully, persons targeted, and witnesses – of bullying behavior.
To children being bullied, Dr. Murthy says. “You deserve to be treated kindly.” He goes on to advise talking with a trusted adult to seek help and relief. Dr. Murthy advises parents and caregivers to “check in on [their] children.”
“With love, support and attention, we can prevent bullying and can protect our children’s well-being.”