Bullying In Schools

May 18, 2010

The issue of bullying isn't a new one. Many of us knew someone in school who was picked on at one point or another - and some of us experienced bullying first-hand. Recent news stories, however, make it seem like bullying is getting more dangerous, and becoming a much bigger problem than ever before.

A recent study in the Union-Endicott School District found that 26% of students in middle and high school have experienced some form of bullying or victimization - does this number point to an increase in bullying? How does bullying affect students? What kind of help is available for parents and children who are dealing with this issue?

Guests: 
Dr. Meredith Coles and Dr. Brandon Gibb from Binghamton University
Dr. Suzanne McLeod, Superintendent of the Union-Endicott School District