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Manning Oaks Elementary to Host Bullying Workshop
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ALPHARETTA, GA -- What should a student do when someone picks on him or her? Or starts rumors? Or never lets him/her join a group? Is it really bullying if there's no physical contact?

Bullying and Social Aggression will be the topic of a workshop presentation by Balance Educational Services, LLC on Monday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Manning Elementary School (405 Cumming Street, Alpharetta, 30004).

This workshop will help parents and other adults understand and reduce bullying, cyber bullying and social aggression. Mike Dreiblatt, author of How to Stop Bullying and Social Aggression: Elementary Grade Lessons and Activities that Teach Empathy, Friendship and Respect will lead the interactive workshop and share resources.

Social aggression is defined as any act in which a relationship is used as a weapon, including manipulation, silent treatment, targeting social status, rumor spreading and "do/don't do this and I won't be your friend."

"Social aggression is just as painful as a physical attack -- sometimes more painful," said Dreiblatt.

Participants will examine the definitions of "bullying" and "social aggression" and learn more about what these acts look like in real life situations. Parents will discover appropriate responses and find out how they can help their children deal with bullying and social aggression right now.

This interactive workshop will involve role-playing and group activities. "Practice is an essential element if a parent is to be secure in knowing they will be able to help their child deal with a bully or social aggressor," said Dreiblatt.

To reserve a spot in the free workshop, call 678-200-6246 or 404-580-3701.

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