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The Healthy High 5 program addresses five critical children's health issues - nutrition, physical activity, self-esteem, grieving and bullying.


OnQ's March 12-15, 2007 coverage:
Bullying: Beyond Sticks & Stones

Monday | March 12 at 7:30pm
A SERIOUS PROBLEM - OnQ's Tonia Caruso has an overview report on the trends in bullying, that includes reflections of a young man who was often a target of bullies.

THE OLWEUS PROGRAM - You'll see this anti-bullying program in action, and learn how it's working at Laurel Highlands Middle School, where administrators say there is no room for bullies. Tonia Caruso reports.

LIVE DISCUSSION - Highmark's Kweilin Nassar discusses bullying, the Healthy High 5 initiative and its goals.

Questions and comments about bullying? Submit here. An expert panel will address email questions - live on the air, Thursday March 15 at 7:30pm, during OnQ's final episode of Bullying: Beyond Sticks & Stones.

Tuesday | March 13 at 7:30pm
MEAN GIRLS - Many schools have them, girls who travel in cliques and make life miserable for other students. This report from our sister program Teens OnQ looks at how "mean girls" operate, and how potential victims can protect themselves. Regina DiCarlo reports.

GAY TEENS - They're an obvious target for bullies, but there's no denying many consider the issue controversial or "taboo." So, how are schools and parents dealing with the problem? You'll hear from a victim, and learn about support that is available.

LIVE DISCUSSION - Steve Orner, GLSEN Pittsburgh Program Coordinator/Trainer
Dr. Nancy Mramor, Licensed clinical, health and educational psychologist and Author

RELATED LINKS:
Highmark Healthy High 5
Persad Center
Dreams of Hope

Questions and comments about bullying? Submit here. An expert panel will address email questions - live on the air, Thursday March 15 at 7:30pm, during OnQ's final episode of Bullying: Beyond Sticks & Stones.

Wednesday | March 14 at 7:30pm
CYBER BULLYING - The "playground bully" is no longer the biggest threat for would-be victims. The number of kids harrassing others via computer has risen dramatically. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the techniques of cyber-bullies, the impact on the victims, and the reaction from schools and lawmakers.

LIVE DISCUSSION - Bernie Storer, Juvenile Court Officer, Penn Hills School District
Lillie Leonardi, FBI Community Outreach Coordinator

RELATED LINKS:
Highmark Healthy High 5
Pennsylvania Attorney General


Questions and comments about bullying? Submit here. An expert panel will address email questions - live on the air, Thursday March 15 at 7:30pm, during OnQ's final episode of Bullying: Beyond Sticks & Stones.

Thursday | March 15 at 7:30pm
I WAS A BULLY: A 12 year old reflects on her bullying past - why she tormented others, and how she came to recognize her problem. Experts also talk about how parents and teachers can spot early signs that a child is hurtful toward other children.

LIVE DISCUSSION - LIVE DISCUSSION & VIEWER PHONE CALLS - Guest: Dr. Matt Masiello, director of community health at the Conemaugh Health System, which runs one of the nation's most-respected anti-bullying programs.

RELATED LINKS:
Highmark Healthy High 5

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