Advocacy Week Aims to Empower Parents
According to bullying statistics, there are nearly 3 million students being bullied each year. To help educate parents, PIX11 Morning News will be airing a week long initiative to raise awareness and empower families, airing Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 11 in the 7 and 8 am hours.
Monday, May 7
- BREAKING DOWN BULLYING: What really makes a person a bully? For this piece we’ll explore the different types of bullying. From physical, to verbal to relationship bullying and more – PIX11 News is breaking it all down.
- DIGITAL HATE: What is it? How is it different from other forms of bullying? PIX11 News visits the Simon Wiesenthal Center where the issues of cyber bullying and digital hate are addressed through cutting edge technology.
Tuesday, May 8
- BABY BULLIES: How early does bullying start? Can you recognize if your child is going to be a bully or be bullied? We’ll take a look at early childhood programs that teach about anti-bullying.
- ALL ABOUT BULLIES (LIVE PERFORMANCE): Miss Amy & The Big Kids Band perform “Keep Your Chin Up” from the Grammy Award Winning children’s album, ALL ABOUT BULLIES… BIG AND SMALL. ALL ABOUT BULLIES is dedicated to raising anti-bully awareness.
Wednesday, May 9
- STOP BULLYING, BE CREATIVE! We’ll take a look at a unique anti-bullying program taking place in local schools. The Stop Bullying, Be Creative! Tour by the Creative Boys Culture spreads an anti-bullying message using music. We’ll see the program at work in William E. Grady High School in Brooklyn.
- TEEN PANEL: A panel of local teens will share their perspective on bullying, and what they feel might be missing from the greater conversation.
Thursday, May 10
- STAMPING OUT SUICIDE: Bullying-related suicides have increased in recent years. According to the CDC, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year…and for every suicide among young people; there are at least 100 suicide attempts. A Yale University study revealed that “bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.” This segment will discuss what parents can do to stamp out suicide.
Friday, May 11
- RAISING SELF-ASSURED CHILDREN: By raising children to be more self-assured, we give them the confidence to not be a victim of bullying. We’ll talk with Dr. Balter as well as school counselors about building your child’s self-esteem and confidence and the long-term effects.
- BULLY COACH: Joel Haber, a bully coach, will offer up advice on how to teach your kids to be more self-assured so they are not bullied, and offer tips on how to create the courage to bring their problems to adults.
Additional resources and information can be found at PIX11.com