Medical Society hosts forum on bullying

By Carl Kanefsky 3:38pm, February 26, 2013 - Updated 6:05am, February 27, 2013
The Medical Society of Delaware wants to arm parents and students in Delaware with information on bullying and social aggression.

They're holding a program at the Society's Conference Center in Newark between 7:00 and 8:00 Wednesday night to talk about the issue.

Dr. Stephen Kushner, president of the Society, says bullying is a very important topic, since it affects so many.

"Bullying's the most common form of violence. Between 15 and 30% of students are either bullies or victims, and more than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school every day for fear of being bullied."

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Kushner says bullying is one in a series of seven events, touching on major issues affecting kids.

"Obesity, bullying, vaccinations, intelligence, opioid use, underage drinking, and suicide."

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The Medical Society of Delaware's Conference Center is located at 900 Prides Crossing in Newark. You're asked to call 302-366-1694 to RSVP.

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