Bullying…..To shed a strong light on the bullying problem is a focus for Not in Our Town Princeton this year. NIOT opened the year by co-sponsoring, with the Princeton Public Library, a preview showing of the film “Light in the Darkness.”

We are excited to learn that an anti-bullying program, sponsored by Common Ground, will be presented on Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.at the Hun School, presented by bullying survivor and author Jodee Blanco. (left). She wrote the best-seller “Please Stop Laughing at Me,” and its sequel, “Please Stop Laughing at Us.”

From the press release for her books:

A tireless advocate for the shunned and forgotten student, Blanco’s rare understanding of why kids abuse other kids comes from a deep personal place. From fifth grade through the end of high school, she was rejected and tormented by her peers simply for being different and knows first-hand what it’s like to contemplate retaliation. As an adult, she decided to go public with her story because she was frustrated by society’s misconceptions about the true cause of the school tragedies such as the Columbine shooting, the Phoebe Prince suicide, and countless other examples that put into stark light the tragic consequences of school bullying.
Here are the some of the questions she will try to answer:
Why are kids mean to other kids? How do you know if your child is a bully, or being bullied. What about cyberbullying?

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