Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Reports Of Bullying Up In State Schools; But Definition Varies Greatly

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) May 22, 2012

"Whenever there's publicity about bullying, Jo Ann Freiberg's phone rings off the hook in Hartford.
'Every time there is an article with 'bullying' in the headline, I can predict my phone will ring,' said Freiberg, Connecticut's consultant for dealing with bullying in schools.
By last month, 217 bullying cases had been reported to Freiberg in this school year, an increase of 30 from last year. The documentary "Bully" was playing in select theaters by April.
'That is not something that's a secret,' Freiberg said, 'but it's more reflective about how much chatting there is about bullying than it is about schools being safe.'" Read More

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