#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/10: Latino Kids & Bullying


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Did you know 17.2% of Latino students report being bullied at school?

Latino and children who are bullied report frequent worries, sadness, and fearfulness. Race-related bullying has negative emotional and physical health effects.

Latino parents even list bullying as their No. 1 child health concern, according to the recent National Poll on Children’s Health.

How can we help?

10-10-17 Bullying Tweetchat Promo ImageLet’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, to tweet how to stop bullying, create innovative bullying prevention programs in schools and communities, build better minds for Latino kids, and celebrate National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October!

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • What’s the state of bullying among Latino children?
  • What are the effects of bullying on Latino children?
  • How can schools help prevent bullying?
  • What campaigns or programs are working to prevent bullying?

“Latino kids deserve schools and communities that work to prevent bullying, where they can grow up with healthy minds and live healthier lives,” said Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, director of Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio.

Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter, and share stories and resources to help prevent bullying among Latino and all kids.

See our #SaludTues Tweetchat archive.

#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludAmerica, the Latino health social media campaign of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio and its Salud America! program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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of Latino youth have depressive symptoms (a rate higher than most other groups).

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