Bullying Prevention Program

Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:12

Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center), announced the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative of the RFK Center, RFK Project SEATBELT: a comprehensive set of evidence-based tools, developed in partnership with the Making Caring Common Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to help schools, parents, and communities prevent bullying before it starts.

She was joined for the announcement by Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA17), American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel, New York State United Teachers President Dick Iannuzzi, and filmmaker and activist Lee Hirsch, whose award-winning documentary, BULLY, has surpassed its goal of screening to more than 1 million students. The announcement immediately followed a United States House of Representatives briefing on the re-launch of the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus, hosted by Representative Honda, during which the group testified on new approaches to prevention.