Linda Lemond of the two-person motivational group You-nique, speaks to Jones Elementary students on Tuesday during a presentation on self-esteem and acceptance at the school in Portage.
Jones Elementary School students laugh and sing along on Tuesday as the motivational group You-nique performs a show about bullying and acceptance.
Rick Ariail, pianist in the two-person group You-nique, performs a song with troupe member Linda Lemond on Tuesday during a show about self-esteem and acceptance for students at Jones Elementary School in Portage.
Haley Barone, 8, and other students participate in a "Back To School Bully Buster Bootcamp" for families on Aug. 2 at Kyuki-Do Martial Arts in Huntley, Ill.
HUNTLEY, Ill. | Walk with purpose. Look them in the eye. Smile, even wave.
Rick Bjorkquist helps a student practice saying "time-out" when being bullied during a "Back To School Bully Buster Bootcamp" for families on Aug. 2 at Kyuki-Do Martial Arts in Huntley, Ill. The camp, directed by Bjorkquist, teaches not only self-defense moves, but how to stay calm in front …
Despite programs in place, and teachers and administrators on high alert, it seems a small number of students continue to pick on others — in person and through the Internet.
GODFREY, Ill. | With Feb. 9 designated as National Stop Bullying Day, one school has chosen to take proactive steps to encourage students to behave in constructive and respectful ways on a daily basis.
St. Amrose Catholic School teacher Joan Stupperich, top left, conducts "circle time" on Feb. 9 with her eighth-grade students at the Godfrey, Ill., school. During the daily session, students take turns talking about different topics, including bullying, as a way to keep communication about t…
CHESTERTON | James O'Connor stood in front of a group of first, second, and third graders at Liberty Elementary School and told them all that as a kid, he was bullied. But today, he owns and runs his own martial arts studio in Chesterton and is a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. No o…
MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department and Munster's CHOICE Community Council will be sponsoring a Bullying Prevention from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Munster High School Auditorium, 8808 Columbia Avenue (enter through the auditorium doors on the southwest side of the building).
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