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SIMPLY AMAZING!  At 41, I accomplished something I never thought was possible!  I became so inspired by Coach Berry that I achieved not only getting my health back but went on to enter competitions and won!  Read my story and become inspired...click here >>

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I am Sharon, 64 and very proud of it!  I am on my way to a new, fine turned, trim and toned body like I use to have.  Read my full story on how to achieve amazing results in just 5 weeks...>Click here

I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

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I hated smelly gyms, exercising and getting all sweaty. OMG! Dare to Be Fit change all that for me!

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Hi, I am Juile age 46.  I never like working out, getting all sweaty and I don't like gyms.  But since I became a member of Dare to Be Fit, all that has changed.  I am no longer on blood pressure medication.  I look and feel more energic and trim.  People are comlimenting me all the time on how much I have changed.  I smile a lot more because I feel so good.  Coach discovered the 'gym rat' in me and I am proud to say that I am in the best shape ever at 46 years old.  If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices, then Coach, Ray and Ty will lead you every step of the way.  Dare to Be Fit is like my very own personal training club.  

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

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Typing Pain

Bullying is taken to a new level with cyberbullying.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

Live a few years, and you know this statement is false. Everyone has been hurt by words at some point in life. Recently, bullying has been in the news lately as people realize the detrimental effect aggressive behavior, threats, rumors, exclusion, and mocking can have on a child.

While technology is fantastic, some technological advances have changed the face of bullying. Today, bullying is no longer limited to face-to-face contact, but can occur through electronic devices such as cell phones and the Internet.

What is cyberbullying and how can it be prevented?

A New Form of Bullying

While it may not be physical or face-to-face, cyberbullying is communicated via texts, chat sites, email, and social media networking. It may come in the form of rumors, derogatory statements, or embarrassing pictures or videos.

Cyberbullying isn’t limited to school hours. It can happen any time day or night, seven days a week. In many cases, it is accompanied by bullying in person, on the playground, in the classroom, or elsewhere.

Because of the way it’s communicated, cyberbullying can be done anonymously. The one being harassed may not be able to figure out who’s behind the cruel texts or posted images. And without the help of law enforcement, it may be impossible to track the source.

With social media and cell phone technology, cyberbullying isn’t just between the bully and the one being bullied. Now, the whole school can see what’s being sent or posted. Damage can reach far and wide, and when other kids see the damage it’s doing, they may be encouraged to do the same to others.

Consequences

Bullying hurts no matter how it’s done, whether through technology or in person. The victim’ self-esteem is crushed, his reputation is shot, and his sense of safety may be lost. A victim of bullying is more likely to skip school, engage in unhealthy behaviors, do poorly in school, have health problems, and even commit suicide.

Who’s At Risk?

Bullying can happen to anyone, anywhere—in big cities, small towns, private schools, or public schools. You’ll find mean kids wherever you go. Often, kids that are “different” in some way are targeted for bullying and cyberbullying. This includes the disabled, socially awkward, gay, lesbian, or otherwise different.

Prevention

Parents are responsible for what their children are doing and viewing on electronic devices. Establish rules about which sites are allowed and which aren’t.  Monitor what sites are visited and who is communicated with. Install filtering software and monitoring programs to keep children accountable. Know passwords and make sure no one else does. Follow posts on social media sites and know who your child’s “friends” are.

Schools must also uphold rules regarding a safe use of technology. If you’re unsure what your child’s school allows and forbids online, visit your child’s school and ask!

Encourage your child to confide in you if he, or someone he knows, is ever a victim of bullying. Let him know you won’t take away his phone or computer if he tells you. Don’t respond to the messages, but block the person from further contact.

Report It

Don’t let cyberbullying go unpunished. Document all evidence, save texts or emails, and record the dates and times it occurred. Then contact cell phone and online service providers. Such actions violate their terms of service and they will take necessary actions against cyberbullying.

Electronic bullying that involves threats of violence, sexually explicit pictures or messages, hate crimes, stalking, or photos taken of people when they think they’re in private is a crime and should be reported to law enforcement. Such cyberbullying should also be reported to school authorities, and disciplinary actions should take place.