We all know that bullying is pretty out of control online, but have you considered where the bullies come from?

Though some may be “born that way,” many children are exposed to violence at home and this teaches them aggressive behavior. Identifying those children in school and helping them is critical.

And this twitter chat focuses on just that – helping children exposed to violence in school.

The Safe Start Center offers resources and information about children exposed to violence. And it is hosting a Twitter chat on Sept. 12 at 3:30 p.m. ET to discuss children’s exposure to violence in a school setting.

Now more than ever, it’s important that the education community is aware of the impact of children’s exposure to violence. Increasing knowledge and awareness can help educators develop a safe environment for children while also helping them heal and build resiliency.

As the Infographic below demonstrates, exposure to violence can interfere with a child’s physical, emotional and intellectual development – and it happens more than you think.

The Infographic also highlights ways to spot kids in danger.

Join the chat using the #CEVchat hashtag to figure out ways to help. Even spreading awareness of this chat helps!

 

(Bully boy image from Shutterstock)