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Mar 28

Efforts Continue to End Bullying in Newport News

Posted on March 28, 2016 at 11:13 AM by Communications Department

Mayor McKinley L. Price, DDS has once again joined over 200 Mayors who are participating in a national campaign to end bullying. This is the second year Newport News has partnered with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the BULLY Project, to make our schools and communities safe and supportive environments for all youth. 3-28 bullying 2_SC

During the inaugural campaign, events were held throughout the year to raise awareness of the problem of bullying and the devastating effects that it can have on the individual. The culminating event was a 1000 Youth March at Christopher Newport University in October 2015.

Groups or individuals who are interested in assisting the Mayor’s Initiative to End Bullying Committee plan for its 2016 campaign are welcome to attend a planning committee meeting. The session will be held Tuesday, March 29th, at Rouse Tower, 6060 Jefferson Avenue, 9th floor, at 3:30 PM.

 The 2016 campaign will focus on bullying awareness and prevention activities, culminating in sponsoring the 1000 Youth March in partnership with Parents Against Bullying in October. For more information, contact Stephanie Robb at 757-926-6456 or refer to the Newport News Mayor’s Initiative to End Bullying Facebook page at http://bit.ly/nobullyNN.

 About one in every four kids in the U.S. is bullied on a regular basis – approximately 13 million children are bullied each year in the U.S. alone. Bullying is not just something that happens in our schools, it occurs in community settings, at work, in neighborhoods and on the Internet.