Kids At Risk Series to Explore Teen Sucide in Today’s Morning Zone Program
Today, at 7:07AM MDT, our expert panel will discuss disturbing facts that have emerged from the most recent annual report of the Canadian Office of The Children's Advocate as it reflects on the alarming number of child suicides. The report shows that the majority of children who committed suicide actually had contact with the Canadian child welfare system. We will talk about how this may correlate to our own statistics here in Wyoming.
At 8:07, Marin Nash from The Nash Foundation and Bullying Hurts .com joins to with an update on the five Massachusetts teens accused of bullying 15-year-old classmate Phoebe Prince so relentlessly that she took her own life accepted plea deals in the case on Wednesday and Thursday. Ashley Longe was the last of the five; she admitted to sufficient facts to a charge of criminal harassment in the bullying of Phoebe, a freshman at South Hadley High School who hanged herself in January 2010. The charge against Longe will be dismissed if she successfully completes a year of probation. She also must complete 100 hours of community service.
At 9:07, in our lead-up to The Day of Giving, Ken Sherman, Board President Greta Morrow join us to talk more about this important event coming up in Cheyenne just a week from today.