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A third education-themed workshop has been added to World Civility Day events April 13.

“Stand Up, Speak Up, Stop Bullying” will be presented by Edgewater Systems from 2 to 2:45 pm. at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

Tim Thomas, chief clinical officer of Edgewater, will present a video showing bullying from childhood to adulthood and host a discussion.

Studies have shown that nearly half of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month. But bullying extends beyond students. Studies also show that up to half of workers have been exposed to bullying or some other form of workplace harassment.

Community Civility Counts, which started as a partnership of the Gary Chamber of Commerce and The Times Media Co. in 2015, is hosting the activities of World Civility Day for a second year.

A series of workshops will take place at the Indiana Welcome Center during the day. Other education-themed workshops are “Civility in the Classroom,” presented by teachers from Lighthouse College Prep Academy and Steel City Academy in Gary and Summer Moore of Community Civility Counts, from 2:30 to 3:20 pm; and “Cyberbullying,” presented by Cathie Bledsoe of Indiana State Police, from 3:30 to 4 pm.

An awards dinner and World Civility Day celebration will be held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville in the evening.

Tickets can be ordered through the Gary Chamber of Commerce. Call 219-885-7407. Tickets are $25 for the day sessions and lunch and $60 for the celebration and awards dinner. Tables of 10 for the dinner can be reserved for $550.

Like the Civility Counts Facebook page for updates on World Civility Day and to follow the activities of Community Civility Counts.

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