Monday, November 12, 2012

Panel addresses issue of cyber-bullying

The Reminder (South Windsor, CT) November 9, 2012

"'The problem of bullying is ubiquitous,' said Charles Margolis, chair of the South Windsor Human Relations Commission. With the Internet opening up countless new ways for people to interact -sometimes anonymously - parents, educators and children have noticed over the years that bullying has been taken to the cyber arena. To address this issue, the South Windsor Human Relations Commission held a panel discussion entitled 'What every parent needs to know about bullying and cyber bullying' on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Town Hall council chambers.
The first expert to speak was Dr. Bill Howe, who is a program manager at the State Department of Education, the chair of the Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission, and an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, Albertus College and Quinnipiac University. 'We do have a serious problem with bullying,' said Howe. 'Far too many children are being tortured emotionally… I believe it's a responsibility of every educator to ensure that every student that walks into a classroom is safe mentally and physically,' he said." Read More

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