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Sep 14 - CHARLOTTE VIEW: Stop Bullying Epidemic: Speak Up!

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Charlotte View welcomes back O'Neale Atkinson, along with Shane Windmeyer of Campus Pride and Rodney Tucker of Time Out Youth to talk about this terrifying epidemic and share views on how to stop bullying. Show time NOON. Call in number (805) 830-8344 or listen online here.

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students.

Time Out Youth is dedicated to providing support, advocacy, and education to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and their allies, ages 13-23, in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

Last year, President Obama headed a White House summit on bullying prevention. He opened the summit by saying "If there’s one goal of this conference, it’s to dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up. It’s not.”

According to the White House almost 3 million students have said they were pushed, shoved, tripped, even spit on. It’s also more likely to affect kids that are seen as different, whether it’s because of the color of their skin, the clothes they wear, the disability they may have, or sexual orientation.

Today, bullying doesn’t end at the school bell -- it can follow our children from the hallways to their cell phones to their computer screens, for some, it follows them through adulthood at work, at places of worship, at social gatherings. It is only when tragedies ocurred that people understand just how devastating bullying can be.