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Adult bullied by young students on school bus: Queen's University expert

2012-06-28

Queen’s University bullying expert Wendy Craig is available to comment on a viral video of bus monitor Karen Klein being bullied by students on the bus. As a result of the video, which has over 1.6 million views, enough money was raised to send her on vacation.

“Bullying is only going to stop when adults take action,” says Dr. Craig. “It is up to adults to stop bullying by setting the example and by identifying and intervening every time they see it happening. They need to support the child who is being victimized and provide educational consequences to the child doing the bullying. By not acting, we are sending the wrong message. Children observe and learn from adults.  If adults stand by and do nothing- they are sending the message that bullying is acceptable. How can we support children to stop bullying if we are not doing it ourselves? It all starts with adults.”

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca or Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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