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Mar 29

Bullying: The Realities, The Myths And The Impact

by Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – She knows the loss and the pain that few parents have to experience and she’s working to stop others from suffering through it.

A recent case of violence in a Missouri school has her speaking out again.MWSnap076

Tina Meier, President of the Megan Meier Foundation, discusses the recent high profile case of bullying in Liberty, MO. That’s where a boy who is reportedly diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, was attacked and beaten so badly that he spent several days in a hospital. Among his injuries were a broken jaw, hearing loss and a fractured skull according to media reports.

Meier’s teenage daughter, Megan, took her own life after going through what we now know as “cyberbullying”.

Is there a difference between being a bully and just being rude or being a jerk? Yes. Knowing the difference matters, according to Meier. On this week’s “Missouri Viewpoints” she¬†provides perspective on the realities and the misunderstandings of bullying and also discusses the impact it has on young people and communities. Find out why she believes there needs to be a chance in the law, a change in what school’s teach and a change in the hearts of many parents, classmates and others who are around victims every day.

Meier also offers suggestions for schools, parents and young people on how to deal with bullying when it’s suspected or witnessed.

On the web:

The Megan Meier Foundation: www.MeganMeierFoundation.org

 

 

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