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National Youth Violence Prevention Week on a local level

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This week, local, state, and federal officials are kicking off a new effort to stop violence among teens.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week focuses on raising awareness and offering resources for schools and teens, like anti-bullying methods. Quincy Junior High School brings in nationally known speakers throughout the year to talk to their students about bullying. 

But the Dean of Students says bullying goes beyond the school walls because students now use different tactics.

"Have greater access than they've ever had before with social media and cell phone technology. These things make it very easy for kids to engage in bullying behaviors rather anonymously," said Jeff Gragg, the Dean of Students.

 

Jeff Gragg also says parents also play in role in preventing violence. He says parents should know who their kids are talking to and what types of media they're using to communicate.

 

 

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