Mount Union to Screen Anti-Bullying Films

October 01, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — In honor of Unity Day and National Bullying Prevention Month, the University of Mount Union will host a screening of two anti-bullying films from 7-9:15 p.m. Wednesday, October 10 in the Mount Union Theatre.

Films to be shown include “Bullied: A Student, a School, and a Case That Made History” and ABC Primetime Special “Cyber Bullying: Cruel Intentions.”

Following the screening, a panel discussion featuring local experts and school personnel will be held. Panelists include Stephen Fowler, M.Ed., Alliance High School assistant principal; Matt Shatzer, Alliance Police detective; Susan Michael, M.S.Ed., Society for the Prevention of Violence and Dr. Bobbi L. Beale, group programs director for Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health.

Unity Day is a day to take a stand against bullying in schools. Attendees of the viewing are invited to wear the color orange in support of students who have experienced bullying.

The event is being presented by a collaborative of Dr. Sarah Torok, associate professor of psychology at the University of Mount Union, the University’s Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement and Synergy Alliance. For more information on the event, contact Dr. Sarah Torok at torokse@mountunion.edu.

The event is open to the public and hard copy materials on bullying intervention will be available for educators in attendance who register through the Early Education Resource Center website, http://www.ecresourcecenter.org/. Electronic copies of the materials can also be sent upon request to Dr. Sarah Torok.

For more on Unity Day and National Bullying Prevention Month, see www.pacer.org/bullying/.

To The Top!