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Bullying is at an All-Time High, The Geek Squad has some Vital Tips

Atlanta, GA--  A report released by the National Institutes of Health found that kids who are victims of cyber bullying are at a higher risk of depression.  Cyber bullying is defined as the use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers/cell phones or any other form of technology to communicate offensive, violent or harassing messages to a victim.  The prevalence of bullying is high, with 20.8 percent of U.S. adolescents in school having been bullied physically at least once in the last two months, 53.6 percent having been bullied verbally, and 51.4 percent bullied socially (excluded or ostracized), and 13.6 percent having been bullied electronically.

Listed below are four easy tips, provided by Geek Squad, to help keep kids safe from cyber bullies.

Lake Lanier Islands Resorts turns switch on new 'Haunted Nights of Lights'

Atlanta, GA--  Things are getting spooky at Lake Lanier Islands Resort during the premiere Haunted Nights of Lights event which runs nightly, 7-11 p.m., Oct. 1-31. Haunted displays put a fun spin on skeletons, witches and other ghoulish characters that lurk in the shadows. And while the scene is certainly spook-tacular, it's suitable for goblins of all ages.

View the spooky scenes with wide-eyed delight before concluding at the Haunted Village where carnival rides, games and even a kid friendly Fun House provide additional entertainment.

Field of Dreams Baseball Begins Today

Hall County Parks and Leisure Services’ Field of Dreams fall baseball season officially beings today.  Chopper, the Gwinnett Braves mascot, will be on site this Tuesday to surprise the children participating in the league.  Stop by for a chance to snap a picture with one of the area’s favorite mascots.

Participants will meet at the field on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., for the next six weeks. Registration is required, although, there is no fee to participate. 

Located in Alberta Banks Park, the “Field of Dreams” is a place where every child can play! Complete with a rubberized, accessible baseball field and playground, this sports complex even meets the needs of children with physical and developmental disabilities.

Field of Dreams is open to all school aged children and participants do not have to reside in Hall County.