ATLANTA - “Being Bullied" spotlights the escalating problem of bullying for school-aged children. Verbal taunts, physical confrontations and fear leave young Georgians with emotional scars that stay with them for life.
In the live prime time telecast, Channel 2’s Justin Farmer and Jovita Moore will lead an interactive conversation with experts, victims of bullying and former bullies. Moore warns local parents about the new risks that are starting to emerge. “It’s a problem every child has to face,” said Moore. “We will inform parents of the warning signs they can’t afford to miss.”
“Being Bullied” features accounts from local teenagers all about bullying and being bullied. The stories include overcoming suicidal thoughts, excessive violence and even a young girl who got plastic surgery to avoid the vicious teasing from her classmates.
“WSB-TV has seen the stories involving bullying increase and after researching the issue we have learned it’s a very complicated problem,” said Tim McVay, Vice President and General Manager of WSB-TV. “We hope that this program can inspire and educate to help change the culture that allows bullying to persist.”
Experts reveal that many parents are unaware of the extent of bullying as kids hide the problem from their parents out of fear or shame. Channel 2 will reveal the red flags and the rights parents have to protect their child.
“Being Bullied” will also be streamed live on wsbtv.com and simulcast on 95.5FM and AM750 News/Talk WSB. Viewers are also invited to join the conversation on Channel 2’s Facebook and Twitter pages before, during and after the show.