Bullying is a stressful game. Children need to be healthy to confront it. Many children who are bullied avoid the playground and find refuge in a library or computer room. They don't do enough exercise to remain healthy and to physically release their negative emotions. Some overdose on comfort food and put on weight, which will increase the bullying and decrease their self-esteem.
• Help the target develop a healthy lifestyle, which includes a balanced diet, sufficient sleep and daily exercise (minimum 30 minutes). This excludes school sport, where he may stand around doing little.
• Help the child who uses bullying behaviours to have a healthy diet, reduce sugar intake to lower his aggression, and use daily exercise to release frustration (minimum 45 minutes).
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