Locally produced TV special focuses on bullying
Posted March 25, 2014
WRAL-TV and FOX 50 will air a locally produced television special focused on bullying prevention this week.
"Stand Up, Speak Out, Stop Bullying," hosted by WRAL News anchor Jackie Hyland, will air at 7 p.m., Wednesday, on WRAL-TV, then again at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, on FOX 50.
The new 30-minute television special produced by WRAL-TV takes an in-depth look at bullying and what schools and communities are doing about it. It was produced in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as part of its Character Matters Anti-Bullying Campaign.
“The entire Character Matters initiative is focused on building ethical leadership among young people and helping to shape the culture in our schools and communities where students and adults feel safe and respected,” said NC State Superintendent June Atkinson.
Capitol Broadcasting Company, which owns WRAL, FOX 50 and Go Ask Mom, and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction partnered to create the Character Matters Anti-Bullying Campaign to help spread the word about the enduring problem of bullying.
Watch encore broadcasts of “Stand Up, Speak Out, Stop Bullying” Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. on FOX 50 and again on Saturday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. on WRAL-TV. Watch the broadcast and join the discussion on twitter using #CharacterMatters.