‘No More Bullying’ Event Recap
By Paul Langhorst August 6, 2012
SchoolReach and the CyberBully Hotline participated in the ‘No More Bullying’ event held at the St. Louis Mills Mall over the weekend. We co-sponsored the Radio Disney Road Crew and their appearance helped increase traffic and added excitement and energy by engaging kids in dancing, singing, and activity-based games.
Tine Meier of the Megan Meier Foundation was the main draw and she spoke to an
audience of parents and their kids in the 57-degree Ice Zone – an ice rink attached to the Mills and home of the St. Louis Blues practice facility. Her recap of Megan’s Story was captivating. Many parents approached Tina with their kids afterwards to speak to her personally about their ordeal with bullying.
We were moved by the many many parents who also stopped by the CyberBully Hotine table who told us of their challenges with bullying. Their stories were all very similar…”my son/daughter is being bullied and the school is doing nothing about it.” Parent after parent said this to us during the 2-hour event. It made me think back to when I first watched the “Bully” movie and its scenes of inept school administrators doing nothing in the face of severe bullying. I can only hope that these parents and their kids someday get the help they need to resolve their situations and I am thankful that SchoolReach is now playing a role to help students more easily report bullying.