New multimedia/radio project investigates bullying
Wednesday, August 21, 2013Category:
In a 2011 North Dakota Youth Risk Behavior survey, 50 percent of middle school students said they had been bullied at school. Prairie Public has launched “Stand Up ND,” a multimedia/radio project, to look at all aspects of bullying – why it happens, where it happens, and, most importantly, what schools are doing to reduce it.
Independent producer Meg Luther Lindholm has traveled around North Dakota seeking the answers to these questions while also interviewing teachers, principals, parents, students and others about efforts to cultivate the fourth R – respect. Radio stories featuring some of what she learned will air this fall.
“The fact is that there is an array of projects and programs at schools designed to address bullying,” says Lindholm. “”Stand Up ND” is shining a light on what is being done at small, large, urban and rural schools to reduce the problem.”
In addition to radio stories, the project features a YouTube channel, social media on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and a web site currently under construction.
Lindholm is an award-winning producer of Prairie Public’s “High Risk High: Youth Drinking in North Dakota” project. “Stand Up ND” is funded with support from the Otto Bremer Foundation and American Public Media.