Save the Date! Parents, please join us for a Panel Discussion about Bullying. Bring your questions and they will be read by our moderator and answered by our professional panel. Ground Floor of Riverview Artspace in the Rosel Schewel Movie Theater.
LGBTQ youth are bullied at higher rates than straight teens but bully effects everyone. Teens feel a powerful need to fit in, and when they see a gay student getting bullied for some perceived “difference,” they worry that their own differences—and we all have them—will be targeted by bullies next. (https://childmind.org/article/lgbt-teens-bullying-and-suicide/)
National research conducted with 7,261 students (ages 13-21) in 2009 found that 84.6% of LGBT students reported being verbally harassed, 40.1% reported being physically harassed and 18.8% reported being physically assaulted at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation (GLSEN, 2009). Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents, and gay teens are 4 times more likely than straight teens to attempt suicide. https://childmind.org/article/lgbt-teens-bullying-and-suicide/
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm