Drawing: Eunjin Kim
Teens in Michigan tackle bullying at an anti-bullying conference
Photo: article in Lansing State Journal
In class and online, we read a Lansing State Journal article, Teens Tackle Bullying at Diversity Conference. The article reports on a school anti-bullying conference held on March 21 in Lansing, Michigan.
The conference aimed to help middle and high school students facing hurtful bullying situations. We learned that about 12,000 students from 37 schools in mid-Michigan attended workshops such as "Bullying hurts all of us."
A community in England tackles bullying at an anti-bullying conference
Last year in East Sussex, England, a whole community took steps to stop bullying. More than 100 community members—young people, teachers, education professionals, police, and health professionals—attended a conference to plan strategies for stamping out bullying in their community. To learn more about this community effort, read this BBC online article:
County-wide bid to tackle bullying.
Send your ideas.
- Do you think these kinds of conferences can be successful?
How can they help students or other people who are picked on because of their race, a disability, or other difference?
- What do you think is the most effective way for schools or communities to stop bullying?