HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Many children today will stay home from school simply because they are afraid of being bullied.
Bullying can leave the victims and their families feeling helpless or as if there is no end in sight. Dr. David Gutterman, a psychologist with LeBauer Behavioral Medicine, stopped by the FOX8 studios Wednesday morning to discuss how to deal with bullying and its effects.
Gutterman says communication is key when it comes to bullying, even if no symptoms or effects have been observed.
"Begin a dialogue so that if it does occur, they're more likely to come to you," Gutterman said. "Half the kids who are bullied suffer in silence, and that's really a tragedy."
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