BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Local educators are discussing the affects of bullying on children.
At a Wednesday morning presentation, the Southern Tier Independence Center provided resources to spot cases of bullying and how to prevent it.
Organizers say its biggest impact is the affect on children’s learning environments.
“One of the biggest impacts we see from bullying is kids who don’t attend school,” said Joshua Quick, a CSE Chairperson. “Whether they feel as if they are impacted by a bully, or there’s something going on there where they feel intimidated or scared to come to school.”
The seminar also discussed the rise of cyber-bullying among youth.
Hear more from the organizers on the impacts and warning signs of bullying in 12 News’ 5:30 p.m. newscast.