Who’s to blame for bullying?
Readers sound off on escalating problem
By SHEILA SMITH
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Students are absent from school each day. Whether their absence is due to illness, death in the family, a medical checkup or old-fashioned “skipping school,” it is not uncommon for at least one desk in a classroom to be empty.
But according to the national Stomp Out Bullying organization, as many as 160,000 students across the nation are absent on any given day because they cannot bear to be abused by their classmates.
Daily News photos by Sheila Smith
On Tuesday, second grade students at James Ward Elementary completed a six-week bully prevention program, “Bully Busters.” Counselor Vanessa Lopez used a curriculum which taught students about various forms of bullying and showed them how to react in positive, healthy ways. The kids ended the program by pledging to be “a buddy, not a bully.”
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