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Examining The Growing Problem Of Bullying In Our Schools

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Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the suicide of Emilie Olson, the Fairfield Township teen who shot herself last year. A candlelight vigil will be held at the Community Christian Church on Millikin Rd. in Hamilton. Several news reports noted that bullying was a factor in her suicide.

Bullying is a serious problem that affects students across the nation. According to stopbullying.gov, in a large national study, about 49 percent of children in grades 4 - ?12 reported being bullied by other students.

Here to discuss bullying, its harmful effects, warning signs, prevention and intervention are Cincinnati Public Schools Lead School Psychologists Kathy Bower and Audrey Coaston-Shelton.

?The Girls Guide to End Bullying ? was created by a Cincinnati Children'?s Hospital Medical Center research team lead by Dr. Ryan Adams to address and reduce bullying behavior among girls.