Tuesday, March 19, 2013

'Live From the Newsroom' tackles bullying issue

There will be two separate seminars this week dealing with the pressing issue of bullying in schools and neighborhoods.

We're devoting our 'Live From the Newsroom' live-stream Internet show Wednesday night to talk about this issue, the people involved in trying to deal with it, and a chance for you to find out how you can get involved.

Springfield High School is holding an evening of information and discussion on bullying issues on Thursday night. They also will be showing the award-winning documentary film, "Bully." We'll be joined by Dan Tracy, principal at E. T. Richardson Middle School, as well as teachers Christine Belton and Linda Ardao.

Their event will take place 7 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of Springfield High School, 49 W. Leamy Ave. After the 90-minute film a public discussion will be held.

We'll also be joined by Dr. Claudio Cerullo, president and founder of Teach Anti-Bullying Inc. He is presenting a forum, "Bullying, the Silent Threat," on Sunday March 24 at the Ridley Area YMCA, 900 South Ave. in Secane. Doors open at 6:30. The program will run 7-9 p.m. It's free.

Dr. Cerullo also runs the website teachantibullying.com.

We'll talk about both events, and just how widespread this issue is both here in Delaware County and elsewhere, along with some possible solutions.

Do you have questions about bullying you'd like the panel to address? Email them to me at editor@delcotimes.com and I will put them to our panel.

Then tune in to DelcoTimes.com Wednesday night at 7 and take part in our live chat.

Let's all come together to stop bullying.

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