Monday, June 1, 2015

"Why We’re Hosting A Forum On Bullying"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Breaking · June 1, 2015

"The Racine County Eye is hosting a forum on bullying from 6 to 8 p.m. June 3 at the Bray Center, 924 Center Street.

"We’d love for you to be there because we know how important children are in this community. And for us, the issue of bullying has become too important to ignore.
"After 15-year-old Caledonia resident Cameron Langrell committed suicide in April after he was bullied when he came out as transgender, Heather Asiyanbi and I started talking about how the community reacted and what we can do to help people have better discussions about this issue. We noticed the need for information: How bullying is addressed in the community, what resources are available, and what to do if your child is being bullied or is the bully.
"We noticed that parents often feel almost as isolated as their children do when their children are being bullied and we’d like to help change that. This is a forum on bullying of all forms, not just kids that are transgender."

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Good, good, good.  I wish this type of awareness was around when I was in school.  I vote for branding bullies with a "B" on their foreheads.  To this day, when I see a video where a bully gets beat up, I admit to feeling a visceral joy.

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