Fri March 4, 2011
Bullying and Abuse Expert to Speak in Cincinnati
By Steve Hirschberg
Highland Heights, Kentucky – A recent incident in which a 15 year old Middletown student had a hunk of his hair burned off while riding on a school bus is an example of what appears to be an epidemic of bullying around the nation. This weekend, Jewish Family Service and the Family Violence Prevention Project are bringing to Cincinnati an educator, author and filmmaker who is an activist in the prevention of bullying, gender violence and domestic abuse. Dr. Jackson Katz is co-founder of MVP, an acronym that stands for Mentors in Violence Prevention. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Katz whether bullying is on the increase or whether incidents of such behavior are simply getting more attention than in past decades.