Sunday, April 14, 2013
Attorneys, police and education officials from the east metro gathered for a forum on bullying, cyberbullying and sexting earlier this week.
Bullying, cyberbullying and crime are inextricably linked, according to the members of the East Metro Crime Prevention Coalition, which took aim at the topic during an April 10 forum in Stillwater. The coalition, formed last year, includes the Dakota, Ramsey, and Washington Sheriffs and County Attorneys Offices. The coalition's purpose is to address community issues with unified prevention, law enforcement and education strategies, according to a news release issued by the organization. The April forum was an opportunity for officials to dialogue about bullying, cyberbullying and sexting in schools, with attendees drawing a clear connection between those issues and other significant criminal problems. “The connection between bullies and …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Thompson: "We all want to provide enough tax revenue for government to effectively perform its core functions, but growing government irresponsibly is not that way to attain that goal."
Editor's Note: To read Sen. Dave Thompson's (R-District 58) full weekly newsletter, click the PDF to the right. Dear Neighbors, Today concluded the 2nd deadline for bills. Throughout this week many bills passed through their required committees. This update highlights issues from the Judiciary Committee, Transportation Committee, Health & Human Services, as well as Environment. This coming week the Senate is on break for the Easter & Passover Holidays. Sincerely, Dave
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Education Policy Committee passed S.F. 783, an anti-bullying bill earlier this week.
Editor's Note: To read Sen. Dave Thompson's (R-District 58) full weekly newsletter, click the PDF to the right. Dear Neighbors, Please see this week's legislative update. In this update, I discuss the recent passage of the Healthcare Exchange Bill in the Senate, the push for day-care unionization, and the Anti-Bullying Bill heard in Education this week. Also, there is a personal note regarding my position on judicial retention elections. Sincerely, Dave
Monday, December 3, 2012
"Lockdown" is a play that deals with examples of physical, verbal, and social harassment, as well as cyberbullying.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from CLIMB Theater. Three CLIMB Theatre actors will be visiting Kenwood Trail Middle School at 7 p.m. on Dec. 4 to perform "Lockdown," a free play open to students in grades 4 and up, parents and educators. "Lockdown" is a play that deals with examples of physical, verbal, and social harassment, as well as cyberbullying. It explores the reasons why bystanders frequently choose not to take action when they see another person being harassed. "Lockdown" models positive bystander behavior and illustrates both the positive and negative possible consequences of intervention. About the Play Todd Slichter has managed to steer clear of the rumors, gossip, insults, and fights rampant through out his …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Lakeville's mos talk about what they do when their kids are the target of bullies.
Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support for mothers and their families right here in Lakeville. Each week in Moms Talk, our Lakeville Moms Council of experts and smart moms take your questions, give advice and share solutions. Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children. So, grab a cup of coffee and settle in as we start the conversation today with a question: What do you do when your children are the target of bullies? Nicole, mom to a 14 year-old-girl and 12-year-old boy: This is a …