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Bullying on the rise as bullies turn to social media; Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marc Scaringi

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 9, 2012 8:08 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Tuesday, April 10:

Research shows that 77% of all students in grades K-12 have been bullied at one time or another.  Actually, the number of kids or young adults who have been or are being bullied is increasing because now bullies are using social media and the internet to intimidate, belittle and and exert their power.  In many cases, cyber bullying is taking the place of physical or verbal bullying.

KidsPeace, a Lehigh Valley-based organization that serves the behavioral and mental needs of children and their families, has started a new interactive website called the Anti-Bullying League. 

Appearing on Tuesday's program will be Julius Licata, the director of KidsPeace's and to discuss bullying and how to prevent it.

Have you ever been bullied?  Tell us your story.

Also, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marc Scaringi joins us to discuss his candidacy and the issues as the April 24 primary in Pennsylvania approaches.
WITF's Election 2012 coverage is supported by the Harrisburg office of the law firm of Saul Ewing LLP.

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