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Stand Up to Bullying!

Strategies to Make Connecticut Safe for Learning

A forum held by the Office of the Child Advocate, the Commission on Children, and other partners on October 22, 2007 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut

What forum registrants had to say

Those who registered on this website to attend the forum were asked to relate episodes or success stories about bullying. They also had a chance to ask what they wanted to learn at the forum. Here's what they had to say.   Return to forum main page | More about bullying

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"Bullying is a real thing, and it is a scary thing for the ones that are being tortured."

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"Last year a fifth-grade student at my school was giving two bullies his lunch money to 'protect' him."

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"My nephew has been bullied in school since first grade. He is in third grade, and the bullying continues. School authorities were notified, but no action was taken."

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"I understand that the one who bullies has problems that need to be addressed in a caring manner."

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"One male student text-messaged something vulgar to a girl in his class. It happened out of school, but behavior that occurs in or out of school affects a student's ability to receive an education. The principal didn't agree."

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"Do you think there is a relationship between bullying and underage drinking?"

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"What can a student do to stop bullying in schools?"

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"My foster daughter is struggling with peer group pressure, bullying, cyberbullying, pressure to make unhealthy and dangerous choices, and threats."

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"I'd like to know more about prevention techniques."

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"How can we deal with bullying issues in an appropriate, caring manner?"

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"Enforcement of anti-bullying laws at schools is a problem."

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"I've worked with many youth in the foster care system who are the victims of bullying."

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"What advice do you give a parent whose child is constantly victimized by students on the schools bus?"

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"I work with children every day, it is not new for me for kids to be bullying other schoolmates. I would like to know more as in what triggers bullying."

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"My 12-year-old daughter was the target of bullying last year at her school. There was a group of girls who called her 'Shamu.'"

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"Last school year, a child was bullied for several months. He was called names like 'faggot,' 'gay,' and 'weird.' The school refused to call it bullying."
 
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