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Bullying has been in the news far too much lately. It’s heartbreaking, life-changing and all too often life-ending. What constitutes bullying and how prevalent is it? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2009 that 20 percent of high school students nationwide experienced bullying. The National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics reports 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 experienced bullying in 2008-09. The federal government-run website, www.stopbullying.gov, defines bullying as: Bullying is unwanted, …
Nearly 600 grandparent and other relative caregivers nationwide gathered today on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol at the Fourth National GrandRally to make their voices heard and raise support for grandfamilies – and they sure succeeded in doing so.