Dealing With Bullying In Our Schools

By Scott Sarvay

June 18, 2010 Updated Oct 3, 2008 at 3:27 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - 68 % of elementary students say the #1 thing that causes conflict for them is being teased or made fun of. That's according to a nationwide survey by the Indiana Youth Institute.

A statewide workshop tour stopped in Fort Wayne today, where Naomi Drew spoke to dozens of youth workers about preventing bullying and dealing with angry children. Drew speaks around the world about conflict resolution, and says the problem in "our" schools is an epidemic.

Nationwide, 160,000 kids a day skip classes to avoid being bullied at school. Visit Drew’s website for more information.

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