Bullying- Impacts and Prevention

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The latest research shows that more than half of all children are, at least on occasion, directly involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim, or both. No child is immune. Children of every race, gender, grade and socio-economic sector are impacted. Victims of bullying have an increased risk of depression, suicide, sleep problems, poor academic performance, and substance abuse. Victims of bullying also suffer from social challenges and have higher rates of health problems. Bullying is defined as any unwanted, aggressive behavior like making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, or excluding someone from a group on purpose. Please join co-host Prentiss Pemberton and his guests as they discuss the impacts of bullying and look at what efforts are being taken to prevent bullying in our community.


HOST: Prentiss Pemberton, LCSW


  • Lindsey Hajduk– Director of Anchorage Youth Development Coalition
  • Karen Zeman– Executive Director of Spirit of Youth
  • Madison Dooley– Anchorage High School Student



  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send email to lineone@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, July 17, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, July 17, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. AKDT


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Prentiss Pemberton is a host of Line One: Your Health Connection at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at lineone@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Prentiss here.

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