by WGGB Staff
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — It’s a problem spanning communities and schools across the Valley and the nation: Bullying. As the Western Massachusetts’ only locally owned and operated stations, abc40 and FOX 6 are committed to our viewers and our communities. That’s why we are proud to present a half-hour special tackling the issue of bullying.
Since the high-profile suicides of Carl Walker-Hoover of Springfield and Phoebe Prince of South Hadley, the issue of bullying has been at the forefront of minds of kids, parents, teachers, and administrators. Bullying, however, is not a new problem, but with the increased use of mobile devices and the Internet, the methods by which people are bullied have certainly changed.
We hope over the next half-hour to offer solutions to parents and teens in the hopes of preventing another tragedy.
Please be advised that because of commercial breaks during the program, the video has been broken up into four segments. Each segment has been labeled in chronological order.