ABC7's Beyond the Headlines: Bullying

AIRS: Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 10:00AM
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

Today's Beyond the Headlines looks at a topic many of us encounter... bullying. Dealing with a bully can be difficult and traumatic for people of any age. We see it in schools, at the workplace, and on social media. For instance, when Robin Williams died, his daughter Zelda was called names and sent altered photos of him.

Bullying can cause physical harm and emotional damage to children for a long time. It can lead to difficulty in forming healthy relationships, as well as lead to depression, poor self-image, and even suicide.

Studio Guests

Sheila Pott
Audrie's Mom
Co-Founder, Audrie Pott Foundation

Kim Baranek
Inclusive Schools Coordinator, Rainbow Community Center

Mayela Zuniga
Youth Mentor, Rainbow Community Center

Irene van der Zande
Founder & Executive Director, Kidpower, Teenpower, Fullpower International
Author, Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe
Author, Face Bullying with Confidence

Additional Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline