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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Help Stop Bullying

by Brian Hale, Chief Editor Scanner News

(Scottsbluff, Neb) Sad news has once again hit the community as we've lost another young person to a potential suicide by bullying. This isn't the first time it's happened either and our small community is not the only one affected in Nebraska. 

Nebraska Life Expectancy reports that the CDC statistics portray a glum outlook on the causes of death across the country. We were shocked to learn that Suicide is the #1 cause of death in Nebraska between the ages of 15-24, 25-34 and 35-44! 

*** NOTICE ***
The owners and volunteers of the Scotts Bluff County Scanner fullly support the Anti-Bullying campaigns in our community and nationwide, and are committed to generating more awareness of the dark truths caused by all types of bullying.

Suicide should be a serious problem for everyone, not just those directly involved (this time). 

Next time it could be us, or it could be you experiencing the pain of losing someone close because we failed to stand up and do something or say something. 

Why wouldn't you want to get involved in a kid's life?  

Isn't the possibility of making a positive difference, or maybe even saving a life, worth our effort? 

According the the CDC, "Students who bully others, are bullied, or witness bullying are more likely to report high levels of suicide-related behavior than students who report no involvement in bullying (Center for Disease Control, 2014)."

There are several really good websites that are packed with information of the impact of bullying. You'll find a great resource below at

It's time to TAKE A STAND for these kids! Do something, say something, and please share this article and anything else we post on our facebook newsfeed, twitter feed, instagram account, or other social media networks.

Brian Hale, owner of Hale Multimedia and Mobile Marketing was born and raised in Scotts Bluff County and has been in the business of custom programming since 1978, building websites since 1996 and mobile applications since 2012.  He can be reached at 940 224-6315 or

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