LA Public Square: Bullying in Louisiana

Sep 3, 2012

Airs Sunday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. How can students, parents and teachers fight bullying?
National statistics indicate that nearly 1 in 3 students is involved in bullying. Louisiana has recently seen three high profile suicides linked to bullying at school. So, who is most at risk of being bullied? What is considered cyber bullying? And how can students, parents and teachers stand up against this aggressive behavior? A new anti-bullying state law goes into effect this coming school year, but is the statute too broad in its definition of bullying or not inclusive enough? We'll explore the answers to these questions and more on “Louisiana Public Square”.  (more)

Our Panel

Bullying Prevention Resources

The Bully Project – A Social Action Campaign for the film “Bully” - Bullying prevention resources for young people, parents, and educators provided by the White House

Bullying Prevention Resource Guide – A guide to what works and doesn’t work produced by the Partnership for Families & Children

National Bullying Prevention Center – Produced by the Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -Free and confidential emotional support 24/7 to people in crisis or emotional distress – A 24/7 online resource of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention (BRCIC)

Crisis hotline - (800) 437-0303 – 24/7 service of the BRCIC.
There is no standard definition of a crisis, it is a self defined event.

The Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center (BRCIC) - Internationally recognized center providing prevention, intervention and post-intervention services to those in crisis.