Efforts to Deal With Bullying

Efforts to Deal With Bullying

Thirteen million kids in the US will be bullied this year. This according to the new documentary “Bully.” It’s one of two films drawing attention to the issue. The other film, “Speak Up!” was screened yesterday before a DC...

Thirteen million kids in the US will be bullied this year. This according to the new documentary “Bully.” It’s one of two films drawing attention to the issue. The other film, “Speak Up!” was screened yesterday before a DC middle school with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on hand. Psychologists say bullying can lead to a cycle of violence and suicide. Some in the medical field say it has become a public health issue. The director of “Bully” and one of the teenagers featured in the film join the panel of experts to discuss new efforts to deal with bullying.

Guests

Kelby Johnson

a gay teenager from Oklahoma whose story is featured in the documentary "Bully."

Lee Hirsch

Sundance- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker, directed the documentary "Bully."

Dr. Joseph Wright

pediatrician, senior vice president, Child Health Advocacy Institute at Children's National Medical Center.

Duane Thomas

practicing therapist in Baltimore, Maryland, assistant professor, Applied Psychology and Human Development Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and a consultant to the documentary "Speak Up!"

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