Bullying Awareness Week observed in Tennessee

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Governor Phil Bredesen has proclaimed the week of Nov. 14-20 as Bullying Awareness Week in Tennessee to help raise awareness of the problem and send a strong anti-bullying message to Tennessee communities. This year’s theme is "Stand Up!"

Bullying Awareness Week was inspired by Canadian educator Bill Belsey, founder of the educational website www.bullying.org. Research has shown that approximately 15% of a given population in a school or workplace are directly involved with bullying.

Bullying Awareness Week is a joint declaration of Bullying.org and Family Channel, a national children, youth and family television network. Since its inception in November 2003, Bullying Awareness Week has been increasingly recognized by schools, organizations and communities as a time to promote solutions to the problems of bullying. For more information, visit http://www.bullyingawarenessweek.org/.