Friday, April 8, 2011

Bullying Remains in School District’s Spotlight

Westport Patch (Westport, CT) April 5, 2011 "After a YouTube video saying there was bullying at Bedford Middle School went viral, school officials continue responding to the national attention garnered by the clip. 'It is important to note, that despite the recent media attention, Bedford is a place where kindness and inclusion abound,' said Bedford principal Melissa Kay in her monthly email message to parents. 'Many students feel that the media has inaccurately portrayed their school. Students at Bedford, as in all schools, struggle with making appropriate decisions and choices some of the time.' In the video titled 'Words are worse than Sticks and Stones,' 13-year-old Alye Pollack says she is bullied and insulted daily. She doesn’t say a word in the clip, but holds up pieces of paper explaining her situation. The video, which was reported by Patch on March 26, has since been featured on CBS, Fox News and the Huffington Post. It has more than 415,000 views." Read More

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