What it Takes... To End Bullying
Sticks and stones and names can hurt you. Bullying begins in pre-school, with half of all bullying going unreported to school officials or parents. Today, one in five students in an average classroom experiences bullying, and 160,000 children miss school every day, often feeling powerless. In this episode, a diverse panel of experts discusses this serious problem, the legal implications, cyber bullying and the long term impact for students. You’ll hear specific suggestions and tips for students, schools, parents and communities. Panelists are Darby Lowe, Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for Albemarle County; Kathy Kenley, Prevention Services Supervisor, New River Valley Community Services; and Catherine Moffett, Ed.D., Director of Bully-Free Virginia.
More information about topics discussed in this episode can be found at:
- oag.state.va.us/Programs%20and%20Resources/Bullying/index.html (Virginia’s anti-bullying initiative)
- doe.virginia.gov/support/prevention/bullying/index.shtml (Bullying Prevention, Virginia Department of Education)
- stopbullying.gov/ (Best Practices in Bullying Prevention)