Access Utah Joins the National Discussion on Bullying

May 1, 2012

We participate in an ongoing national discussion on bullying today. A young man in Iowa, Kenneth Weishuhn, recently committed suicide after he was bullied when he came out as gay. The Sioux City Journal responded by devoting its front page to an editorial headlined “We must stop bullying. It starts here. And it starts now.”  The editorial board said: “We are all to blame. We have not done enough. Not nearly enough.”

We’ll talk about what we can do about bullying in our communities and schools. Tom Williams’ guests include Carla Kelly, Executive Director and Founder of the Human Rights Education Center of Utah; Scott Ross, Assistant Professor in the Special Education and Rehabilitation Department of the USU Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services; and Clint Farmer, School Counselor at Edith Bowen Laboratory School in Logan.