MOUNT VERNON — A free public forum on bullying will be presented Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at 7 p.m. in the Mount Vernon High School gymnasium. The program, “Stop Bullying Now!” will feature Jim Bisenius (the anti-bullying guy) and others.
Every day more heart-wrenching stories come to light about children being attacked, injured and/or emotionally traumatized by bullies. Does Ohio have a law prohibiting bullying in school? Who does this law apply to: Does the law define “bullying?” What does the law require schools to do? What actions can parents take to prevent bullying? What can parents do if they find out about bullying? Bullying is not only confined to children — bullying wears many faces — individuals do not need to be physically harmed to be victims of bullying.
Bisenius has 16 years of experience as a child and adolescent therapist specializing in teaching extremely targeted youth how to handle bullying situations. He has developed response techniques that have been recognized nationally as extremely effective at stopping the dance between kids who bully and the ones they target. The public is encouraged to attend and be a part of “stop bullying now.”
The program is sponsored by Mental Health America of Knox County.
Published on December 22, 2011