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Bullying: Kids In Crisis

KCLU Special Projects Reporter, John North

In person and on line, bullying is leading kids to suicide.

In recent years, 150 children have taken their own lives as a result of what is now known as ‘Bullycide’.

Other kids can suffer mental health problems that some psychologists say are similar to post-traumatic stress syndrome. Research has shown that kids who are bullied can suffer life-long emotional scars, including depression and low self esteem.

Every day, 160,000 kids stay home from school because they’re being bullied. It has become a national disgrace.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and in support of the effort, KCLU News presents, Bullying: Kids in Crisis. Locally produced by KCLU’s John North, the one hour documentary puts a new face on an age old problem.

You’ll hear from kids, both those who have been bullied and those doing the bullying, experts in the field of bullying prevention, and educators struggling to stop bullying on K-12 campuses.

We also look at the problem with bullying via social media, and what’s being done to combat it.

Hear the program on demand.

Outside linkes to additional resources:

For Kids and Teens

Teen Bullying Tips for teens dealing with bullying.

Kid Bullying Why it’s happening, what to do.

Kids Against Bullying National Bullying Prevention Center.

Bullying — It’s Not A Joke Burbank Teens In Action video from YouTube


Cyberbullying Research Center Causes and consequences, lots of resources.

Cyberbully411 How to stop it, share your stories with others!

Cyberbully: The Movie ABC Family film profiles teen cyberbullying.

For Parents

Education.com Tips for parents.

Legacy Project Tips from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

For Teachers

Olweus World’s foremost bullying prevention program.

Rachel’s Challenge Teaching kindness and compassion.

Education.com One-stop resource for information, answers.