Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bullying Victim Now Works To Keep It From Happening To Others

The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) March 30, 2011 "Logan West of Southington was 14 when the bullying started. Now 16 and Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2010, West has used her pageant victory to help prevent bullying through her program 'Bully Proof: Empowering Children Today to Prevent Bullying Tomorrow.' She visits middle and elementary schools, speaking openly about bullying and how to prevent it. She has talked to more than 5,000 children and has spoken at the State Capitol several times, including a November bullying forum that featured keynote speaker Kevin Jennings, the state's assistant deputy secretary of education, who heads up the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. Today, West will visit schools in Cheshire and Derby. Although she can now talk about her experiences in hope of helping others, she says she is still mending. The bullying, which lasted six months, started small, with verbal insults from one girl about West's having a black mother and a white father." Read More

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