Phoebe Prince, a 15 year old girl from Massachusetts committed suicide because of being mistreatd by bullies at her school. Tragedies like this bring new attention to the problem of bullying amongst kids. Local schools are becoming more proactive in solving this problem. WUFT’s Junior Skepple spoke to one of the guidance counselors at Westwood Middle School, Jennifer Macewan about the problem of bullying and what school officials are doing to prevent the problem at Westwood.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/3bullyq.mp3]
Approximately 1.6 million children in the United States live on the streets every night. Interface Youth Center is working in Gainesville to combat this problem and educate the public on the resources available to any child or family in trouble.