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Locally produced TV special focuses on bullying

Posted March 25

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.



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  • cwicker Mar 25, 6:13 p.m.

    Please check out Chatham Central High School in Chatham County. They have an excellent anti-bullying club called Students For Acceptance (S4A). It was founded by a young man who had been bullied throughout middle school and his freshman year of high school. The club has a 'kit' they provide to other schools to start their own S4A clubs as well as tips and how to's for kids who are being bullied. It's great for students and faculty!

  • dollibug Mar 25, 3:43 p.m.

    Once a BULLY, always a BULLY....what does the NC Laws have on being a BULLY?