Thursday, March 21, 2013
Former Packer Gilbert Brown and a screening of an anti-bullying documentary were featured at the inaugural event of nonprofit group Greendale Against Bullying.
Before he became the memorable nose tackle on the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers team, "The Gravedigger" Gilbert Brown was something else: bullied. He was known as the "fat kid," and teased often about his weight by other students at school. But even though he knows a thing or two about being bullied, he admitted prior to speaking at Greendale Against Bullying's inaugural event Wednesday that today's cyber harassment is even more intense. "They take it to a new level," Brown said. Brown spoke to hundreds of students and adults who filled the Greendale High School auditorium to watch a version of the award-winning documentary "Bully." The documentary, released in 2011, follows the lives of five students who faced bullying every day …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
An award-winning documentary will be shown as part of an ongoing effort to combat bullying in Greendale schools.
The award-winning documentary "Bully" will be shown at Greendale High School Wednesday night as efforts to combat bullying in district schools continue. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. The event features an appearance by former Packer Gilbert Brown. A nonprofit group, Greendale Against Bullying, is sponsoring the event. The group formed after a 17-year-old made a bomb threat during homecoming week and later told police he wanted to disrupt homecoming activities due to prolonged bullying. The Greendale School District also formed a task force focused on culture and climate issues in schools. The group made several recommendations earlier this year.
Monday, January 28, 2013
A Greendale task force is recommending a student-led program to help find solutions to harassment and bullying.
A task force focused on climate and culture issues in Greendale schools hopes students will lead the charge against harassment and bullying. Among several recommendations the task force presented to the Greendale School Board last week was for a student-led climate and culture program. What it will look like depends on the school and what best fits its needs. But task force members say students are more receptive to receiving information from their peers and should be out in front of the anti-bullying effort. "Students are a key part of this," said Alison Julien, who served as a co-chair of the task force. "It became very clear to us that the students felt that the most effective things would be student-run, student-led, student-peer …