The statistics are shockingly high and the impact oftentimes devastating: 1 out of 4 children are bullied every month in the U.S.

Ch.5.1 – Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. and
Ch.9.1 – Sunday, September 1 at 5 p.m.

Original Airdate: Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. on Ch. 5.1
Sunday, April 29 at 5 p.m. on Ch. 9.1

This month, PUBLIC SQUARE engages in a candid discussion about the growing problem of bullying and what is being done to stop it.

Victims of bullying, parents, advocates, education officials, and policy leaders join PUBLIC SQUARE’S new host, Megan Kamerick, in a riveting dialogue.

  • R.J. Mitte, an actor on “Breaking Bad,” a television series filmed in New Mexico, joins the community panel to talk about how he was bullied.
  • Detective Brian Schamber shares an emotional story of how bullying impacted him and still has repercussions on him today.
  • Guests also include State Representative Rick Miera, Kristine Meurer, Director of the Public Education Departments School and Family Support Bureau, and Tonna Burgos, Executive Director of Student Services at Rio Rancho Public Schools.

Funding for PUBLIC SQUARE was provided in part by a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

3 thoughts on “Bullying

  1. I think that imeadiate solutions to school bulling are in the victims of bulling. Ask and lisen to them, because they know.
    1. Bulling on school grounds should never occur, but it dose! Need more staff at reses, and to monitor halls as a preventative measure. Volenteeres.
    2. Bulling off campus needs to also be addressed! Where can a child turn, especially when parent incapable acoholic/drug/mental illness. It’s my hope that the school can help under these circomstances as well.
    3. Cyber bulling is also a very big issue and i belive, there should be watch dog organization in place to prevent, educate and disipline offenders.

    In conclusion, children are smart, and i belive that children who do bully need help learning how to communicate, and skills to prevent negative future behavior, and a home assesment. Not all homes are safe, many are violent and victimize the bully. We need to learn from them too…

  2. Hello,
    Sorry I missed the beginning of the show.
    However, I extracted from the remaining content that many possible solutions were discussed about bullying and that none of the suggested attempts will change the ongoing violence.
    Please understand that bullying is “emotional abuse” – which is a deeply rooted problem that is impossible to erase by talking.
    If we do not address why a child is a bully and where this child has learned to be abusive, and be able to as certain if has the child is with loving and caring parents, we can spend all our time and money and achieve nothing.
    It is time we faced the reality that schools cannot fix a deeply rooted problem which has its origin in reality, in the home of the child, the bully, and began often in very early childhood.

    I’m working with adults abused as children since 1994 and have learned that only the abused, the emotional neglected and disrespected child and will re-abuse; repeat the imprinted pattern.
    The main problem is – most parents don’t even know “what is abuse and neglect”.

  3. I’m so glad to see this show was made and that this topic continues to receive attention.

    I was a victim of extreme bullying in Middle School. I have written several blog posts on this topic:

    http://reasonable-thought.blogspot.com/2012/03/confrontation-frightful-visage.html (my personal experiences)

    http://reasonable-thought.blogspot.com/2012/04/bullyingdowestilltolerateit.html (my thoughts about bullying)

    http://reasonable-thought.blogspot.com/2012/05/popularity-of-bullying-remains-high.html (expanded thoughts about bullying)

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