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When Children Are Cruel
In previous generations, bullying and the cruelty of children were considered an unfortunate but inevitable part of school and youth culture. Now, the status quo is no longer acceptable as schools, parents, psychologists, non-profits, and government institutions work to create a new culture of compassion and respect.
The next Health Three60 explores the impact of bullying on students today, the role of bystander intervention, and how schools are implementing anti-bullying programs.
Over 160,000 kids nationwide miss school every day because of the fear of being bullied, and by the age of 25, 1 in 5 bullies will spend time in jail. In some extreme cases, bullying has been linked to teen suicide.
"Bullying happens because we allow it to happen. It's as simple as that," says Paducah resident Susan Guess. Guess and her daughter Morgan became citizen leaders in the anti-bullying movement in Kentucky after Morgan was bullied at school. They established a foundation and started a Facebook page called "Paducah Kids for Kindness."
"How can we not fight against violence and disrespect among our youth? I see the battle against bullying as a serious issue with regard to family values and the culture we are creating for the future of our children," says Guess.
Our Program Guests
- Dorothy Edwards, founder of the Green Dot violence prevention program for all age groups, which is being used with Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
- Susan and Morgan Guess, a mother and daughter from Paducah who have created a foundation to provide anti-bullying kits for schools
- Karen McCuiston, director of the resource center at the Kentucky Center for School Safety
- Christopher K. Peters, M.D., director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Center at the University of Louisville School of Medicine
- Green Dot violence prevention program
- Kentucky Center for School Safety
- Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation
Health Three60 is a KET production, funded in part
by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.