WQPT tackles bulllying in February


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 3:22 pm
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Press release submitted by WQPT-Quad Cities.

MOLINE -- WQPT-Quad Cities PBS, in conjunction with a collaboration of area non-profit organizations focused on bullying in our community (known as CARE QC - Connecting Anti-Bullying Resources and Education), will host a series of community conversations, television programming and online activities to inform parents, students and teachers about the resources available to combat bullying.
Community conversations will be 5-7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 18, at the Martin Luther King Center, Rock Island, and Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Moline Public Library.
In addition, Ballet Quad Cities will offer a free performance of "The Ugly Duckling" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Davenport North High School. The dance performance carries an anti-bullying message about treating one another with respect. Anti-bullying expert Dr. Jennifer Caudle will host a short program following the event.
Related programming featured on WQPT includes:
Sunday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.: "Official Best of Fest: Bullies." Get a glimpse into the world of bullying with two short films from Australia and the UK.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 8:30 p.m.: "Dissed Respect." The impact of bullying encourages dialogue about the need to reduce the high-risk behavior of bullying.
Monday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.: "Teaching Channel: Bullying at School." The program visits three schools where parents, teachers and students are implementing bullying prevention programs.
Monday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m.: "Enough is Enough." Learn about the evolving interactive web, social networking and cyber-bullying. Learn how to protect your child on all internet enabled devices.
For more resources, interactive surveys and information, visit wqpt.org/stopbullying.

















 



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