Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation

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   A national anti-bullying advocate is calling a controversial article published by a western Kentucky high school newspaper a “learning opportunity.”

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Governor Matt Bevin held a ceremonial signing of an anti-bullying bill Thursday. Senate Bill 228 gives a statewide definition for bullying in the K-12 school system.

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A bill seeking to establish a statewide definition of bullying in Kentucky public schools is headed to a vote in the full senate.  

SB 228 unanimously cleared the Senate Education Committee today (Thursday).

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Last week, Kentucky State House passed HB 316, legislation to establish a definition for bullying in Kentucky schools.  Susan Guess is the founder of the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation and her daughter Morgan testified in support of the measure.  On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with the Guess' about how they have seen the issue of bullying change in the Commonwealth.

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Two out of every ten students experience bullying, says Susan Guess of the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation. While this is an improvement, Guess says  it's still a large number of students and is unacceptable. She says we need to be intentional about how we treat one another and is demonstrating this in the first annual Paducah Kindness Color Walk planned for August 8th in Noble Park. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Guess about the event and other anti-bullying efforts.

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Susan and Morgan Guess of Paducah will participate in a CNN Google Hangout at 1 p.m. today with actor Steve Glickman. The two were invited to serve as bullying experts on the call and to share their story.  Questions can be tweeted to #cnnhangout.

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A 10-year old Lone Oak Elementary School student has won the Kentucky Youth Volunteer Service Award for her anti-bullying initiatives.

Morgan Guess brought the Bully movie and its director Lee Hirsch to Paducah, raised $20,000 for a foundation she started with her mother and invited author and bullying survivor Jodee Blanco to speak to 6,000 middle and high schoolers. Guess also started a Kids for Kindness social media campaign.

The City of Murray Human Rights Commission will host a Bullying Conference on Saturday, April 6, 2013 on the main campus of Murray State University.  The gathering will take place in the Curris Center’s Mississippi and Barkley Rooms between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The agenda features sessions by:

Jodee Blanco

After McCracken county resident Susan Guess found out her daughter Morgan was being bullied at school she and Morgan founded the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation to help get the word out on bullying, and how to stop it. This week the Guess’s foundation is hosting anti-bullying advocate Jodee Blanco. She's author of the book “Please Stop Laughing at Me…” which details the abuse she suffered at the hands of bullies in her youth. Shelly Baskin spoke with Jodee about her campaign to reach out to victims and bullies.