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Operation Promise to take on bullies

Posted by wlpo on July 31, 2014

You’re ugly, you’re weird, and you’re going to be beaten up by a kid who has dedicated their life to ruining yours. Sound familiar? Maybe not if you were the bully.

Bullies aren’t new but a local effort to empower their victims is. Operation Bully is an offshoot of Operation Prom-Ise. Pam Paden is a parent that’s been involved with the anti-teen drinking movies and is excited to see them tackle what she sees as an equally serious problem.

Paden thinks it is important that children learn self-respect and how to confront their bullies, skills she says turned things around for her son when he was being harassed by a classmate.

Operation Bully is holding a public forum at 2pm Saturday at the Peru Municipal Building. It’s open to parents, students, teachers, social workers and even former mean kids. Paden says they plan to release a short film about it in 2015.

Learn more about the project by listening to an interview that’s up at the WLPO AM and FM news page.

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