School bullies have been around since the days of the one-room schoolhouse. Today however, experts believe bullying is more vicious and the consequences far more deadly—bullying has been linked to shootings and teen suicides.
“Teen Town Hall: Recognizing Violence in Our Schools,” a one-hour town hall meeting, explores both the nature and cause of violence in Miami Valley schools. The special community report was produced by The League of Women Voters Education Fund and ThinkTV.
Host Fran Robinson talks to teens from schools in the greater Dayton area about bullying and school violence. Guests Dr. Betty Yung, Coordinator of the Montgomery County Violence Prevention Partnership, Center for Healthy Communities at Wright State University; and Janet Mueller, Police Mediation Specialist, City of Dayton Mediation Center comment on student problems and offer recommendations.
“Teen Town Hall” was produced in partnership with Daybreak, Dayton Public Schools, Dayton Urban League, Kids Voting, Miami Valley Teen Coalition, Montgomery County Children Services Board and the Ohio School Boards Association.
The Dayton Bar Association Foundation, Dayton Foundation and Family and Children First Council provided funding for the program with additional support from the Levin Family Foundation and Oakwood Optimist Club.