Friday, September 23, 2011

District sets session on ‘bullying awareness’

Public invited to Monday event at WRHS


The public is invited to learn more about bullying at a special Blaine County School District meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the Wood River High School Distance Learning Lab.

Bullying Awareness Night is especially geared toward parents and guardians of children grades K-12 to help them identify if a child is being bullied or is bullying others.


According to a press release, the session will define bullying and identify its patterns, and will provide information on symptoms of the problem. Bullying via the Internet, described as "cyberbullying," will also be discussed.

The session is part of a School District effort to tackle the issue of bullying, which is being discussed nationwide as a continuing problem that sometimes leads to suicide of the victim.

Training in bullying prevention is underway at the district to help social workers, counselors and principals better identify bullying problems.

Terry Smith:

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