[font="Arial"]As a retired school psychologist and adjunct professor at Bowlng Green State University, my eyes water when I read and hear about the bullying epidemic in the news media. I just wrote an aritlce "Is Your Child Bullied?" (http://familyjournal1.blogspot.com/2010/03/is-your-child-bullied.html) on my FAMILY JOURNAL site and I hope it gives parents of bullied children some hope. The National Institutes of Health say back in 2004 survey concluded that the prevalence of bullying in U.S. schools suggests a need to devise ways to intervene against bullying. School intervention programs have been shown to be successful and re comprehensive in nature involving parents, students, school staff and the whole community.
I ask, have the schools whose students killed themselves due to bullying in the hallways adopted an anti-bullying program or did they just have the board of education adopt an anti-bullying statement on the student conduct code book? I'll bet the school superintendents of most had chickened out and did the later. So far, the superintendent's responses sicken me. Robert at Family Journal www.familyjournal1.blogspot.com/ [/font]