Media's influence on bullying

Alexandra Penn, Founder of Champions Against Bullying, shares advice for parents on the effect that the media has on bullying amongst kids
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Media's influence on bullying

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Yes. Media does exacerbate the likelihood of the child being bullied. As a matter of fact, some years ago, Anderson Cooper interviewed someone who thought he was very much into games and he ran out and repeated exactly what the game did and was quite shocked the person didn't bounce up again. It makes a big impact on children they have very much difficulty trying to separate fantasy and reality.

Alexandra Penn, Founder of Champions Against Bullying, shares advice for parents on the effect that the media has on bullying amongst kids

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Alexandra Penn

Champions Against Bullying

Alexandra Penn, founder of Champions Against Bullying and author of the award winning Disney Parent-to-Parent, Ministry of Education recommended CD-ROM, The No-Nonsense Guide To Kids’ Bullying Solutions, is a leading expert on School Bullying/Youth Violence. Her workshops for kids, parents and educators are loaded with Preventive Strategies, Intervention Techniques and Immediate Practical solutions. Alexandra is an Internationally Certified Trainer in Youth Violence Prevention, a Crisis Intervention Specialist, a Parent Coach, an accomplished writer and editor, a dynamic workshop leader, keynote speaker, mother of two and founding member of the Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention in Canada. A former counselor in Special Ed at the Board of Education, Alexandra's breakthrough with an autistic child initiated a video used as a teaching tool at the world-renowned Clarke Institute of Psychiatry.

Alexandra maintains, “children’s mental health is directly linked to their academic success and removing the obstacles that impede learning, such as fear, are crucial. Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders – our leaders. It’s up to all of us to decide how we want them to evolve. Kids need our help. They can’t fix it themselves. Let’s make it happen!”

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