Imagine going to work every day and being told you’re fat, an idiot or a loser. Your boss tells you to ignore it. The scenario is real. Ask a child who has been bullied at school.
Twenty three states have passed anti-bullying legislation. But what the organization Bully Police USA called “the best anti-bullying law ever written to date” failed in the Florida legislature. It was pushed by a Cape Coral woman whose son committed suicide after being bullied by his classmates.
Instead, various anti-bullying efforts have cropped up around Florida. A three day “bully safe” training course for Lee County school staff began Tuesday. In this, the first of a three part series looking at those efforts, Luis Hernandez takes a closer look at a program that focuses on saying you’re sorry.
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 00:00
Anti-Bullying Efforts Part OneWritten by Luis Hernandez