Souderton, PA – December 5, 2012 – In response to the fourth child suicide as a result of bullying this year in the Souderton area, Teach Anti-Bullying will present a special program, “Bullying: The Silent Threat Affecting Our Children on All Levels,” this Thursday, December 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Zion Mennonite Church (located at 149 East Cherry Lane in Souderton, PA 18964).
The free program is sponsored by PARC (Parents Accessing Resources Connections & Services). Advance registration for the program can be made by calling 484-354-4858, or by e-mail at Fanofpa@aol.com.
Featured speaker at “Bullying: The Silent Threat Affecting Our Children on All Levels” is Claudio V. Cerullo, Ph.D., founder and President of Teach Anti-Bullying.
Teach Anti-Bullying is a non-profit foundation launched in November 2011 by Cerullo out of growing concern for the issue of bullying both in the classroom and in the community. Serving children and families who have been, or are being affected by, bullying, Teach Anti-Bullying works to raise awareness and support, while encouraging the collaboration of all stakeholders – children, educators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, and local, state and federal legislators – in the pro-active intervention against bullying as well as the prevention of bullying.
According to recent research, more than 34 percent of U.S. students in classroom said they have been bullied during the course of the school term. One out of four of those are in regular education, while three out of four of those students are children with special needs. In addition, 60 percent of those students with disabilities are victimized. A growing problem is Cyber Bullying, with 43 percent of teens aged 10 through 18 years old reporting at least one instance of Cyber Bullying, while 77 percent of teens reported that the Cyber Bully was someone that they knew.
Dr. Cerullo brings over 20 years of professional experience in education to Teach Anti-Bullying. He has been extremely active in addressing the great need for anti-bullying awareness, and prevention, nationwide, as a result of parents asking him to help students that are being impacted academically, socially and emotionally by this silent threat.
Prior to founding Teach Anti-Bullying, Dr. Cerullo began his career in education with six years of teaching in Social Science Education. His career has included positions as a school principal (kindergarten through eighth grade); Director of Early Childhood Education; Assistant Middle School Academic vice Principal; Assistant High School vice Principal and Director of Athletics; and Interim Secondary Charter School Principal.
Internationally recognized as an expert on the subject of Anti-Bullying, Dr. Cerullo has provided many workshops on issues regarding Classroom Management, Student Behavior Modification, Character Education, and School Violence Prevention programs K-12. He is interviewed regularly by media outlets on the subject of Bullying and Anti-Bullying, and is a gifted public speaker on this topic of extreme interest to parents, educators and legislators. He has written numerous articles and books on the subject, and has lectured at many local, state, and regional education forums and conferences. Dr. Cerullo delivered the keynote address at the State of Louisiana’s first Anti-Bullying Conference in 2012.
Additional information about Teach Anti-Bullying is available online at http://www.TeachAntiBullying.com.