take a stand and stop bullying

Advocate: “…It’s time to take a stand and stop bullying,” she says. While attending a screening of the documentary last week, Couric shared a memory of her sister’s childhood experience with bullies. “I know my sister was bullied when she was younger and it was really, really upsetting to our whole family,” Couric says. “We still talk about what you do when a whole group of girls gangs up on you. And sometimes talking about it or going to the authorities makes it even worse…” – Jeremy Kinser (READ MORE)

The Stir: “…At a special screening of the film Bully last week, Katie Couric spoke out about her own sister’s childhood experience with bullying: I know my sister was bullied when she was younger and it was really, really upsetting to our whole family … we still talk about what you do when a whole group of girls gangs up on you. And sometimes talking about it or going to the authorities makes it even worse. A group of young girls may not be the terrorizing gang you think of when pondering the cruel act of bullying; however, let me tell you, bullies come in all shapes and sizes and ages and genders, and when several kids (even little girls) gang up on you at school, it can leave the bullied child in a terrifying, lonely, and helpless place. Without intervention, bullying can become intolerable and have devastating effects and outcomes…” – Sheri Reed (READ MORE)

Katherine Anne “Katie” Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She serves as Special Correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials. Starting on September 6, 2012, she will host Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. She has anchored the CBS Evening News, reported for 60 Minutes, and hosted Today and reported for Dateline NBC. She was the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks. Couric’s first book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives was a New York Times best-seller. – Wikipedia (READ MORE)

Related Reading:
Official Web-site: The Bully Project
facebook: Katie Couric
twitter: Katie Couric
“Bully” provides an intimate look at lives of youth
Couric’s new show to debut in September
Katie Couric’s Anti-Bullying PSA to Help Promote ‘Bully’ Doc (Video)
Notebook: Fatal Bullying (Video)

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