Anti-bullying town hall meeting

Posted at 7:00 AM, May 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-17 07:00:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The documentary “Bully” highlights the dangerous of harassment among younger children. Those who have seen the film know it’s a painful topic.

On Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 pm and Commonwealth Parenting are presenting a Town Hall evening of discussion and resources for parents and educators. This event is hosted by Canterbury Community Preschool.

According to Commonwealth Parenting, more than 13 million children are bullied each year. This is more than an unkind word or a rough shove. For many children, bullying goes on for months and sometimes years, and is systematic and unrelenting. Parents are often unaware of the full extent of the punishment their children are taking, and in some cases schools do nothing or intervene in ways that are ineffectual; sometimes making things worse.

Seating is limited to 50. Register online here. For more information, please call 804-545-1272.