It’s hard to go a day without reading or hearing about someone being bullied. Earlier this month, two young girls in Florida were arrested after allegedly harassing a classmate who ultimately committed suicide. The story made national headlines.
It’s national bullying prevention month, and we can’t think of a better time to talk about this important issue. Join us and local experts on Monday, Oct. 28, at noon for an hour-long discussion on bullying. We’ll talk about defining bullying, the difference between bullying and healthy peer-to-peer conflict, signs a child may be involved in bullying, what parents can do when their child is bullying others and what kids and families can do to raise awareness.
To participate, visit the Star Tribune. You can also sign up for a reminder.
The following individuals will be on hand to answer your questions:
- Dr. Mike Troy, Medical director, behavioral health services, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
- Kelly Wolfe, Senior advocacy and health policy specialist, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
- Julie Hertzog, Director, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
- Christina Wagner, high school student and activist
This summer, Children’s released a white paper on bullying.