Thursday, January 24, 2013
State Rep. Paul Heroux hosts a panel discussion on youth safety.
Gun violence, bullying and mental health were among the topics of a panel discussion Wednesday night hosted by Attleboro state Rep. Paul Heroux at the United Way of Greater Attleboro. These topics were part of a general focus on school mass shootings Heroux, who has a master's degree in criminology and worked for the Massachusetts Department of Correction, said the U.S. Secret Service tried to create a profile to identify school mass shooters, but was unable to do it. "They're finding there really isn't a profile to look for," he said Bullying was a possible motivation for the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two teens killed 12 students and a teacher. Chris Rappold, a karate instructor and bullying expert, said…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The program will include discussions on guns, sex offenders and bullying.
Wednesday, January 23
As reported last week, state Rep. Paul Heroux will host a program tonight on youth safety at the United Way of Greater Attleboro, which is located at 247 Maple St. in Attleboro. Heroux issued the following information this week on the program's format: Part 1 - Heroux will talk about the legislation he filed as it applies to keeping kids safe from sex offenders and bullies (within part one, any district elected official that would like to speak will be given a moment to do so). Part 2 - Includes a panel discussion of local experts, which will include someone from: There will be a time for questions and answers for Representative Heroux and the panel.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The event is described as a "a town hall-style meeting on keeping our children safe."
Wednesday, January 16
Attleboro's new state representative will host a forum next week on Wednesday on how to keep children safe from guns, sex offenders and bullies. Paul Heroux announced the event at the Tuesday night City Council meeting, at which he also introduced himself to the city's governing body for the first time since defeating incumbent George Ross in the November election. A notice from Heroux describes the event as "a town hall-style meeting on keeping our children safe." The notice states, "This is an opportunity to hear from Rep. Paul Heroux about the legislation he has filed as it concerns keeping kids safe, other elected officials' views and to hear from a local panel of experts on ways to keep children safe concerning [guns, sex offenders …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Does the lovable children's holiday classic send the wrong message? Tell us your thoughts.
In October, Patch asked readers how they felt about one parent's view that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" condoned bullying. Specifically, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying" It's not the first time a parent has spoken out against a classic children's program with such a claim. Last December, news spread that author and special ed professor George Giuliani said that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was also a program laden with the theme of bullying, considering how much Rudolph was an outsider due to his glowing red nose. Giuliani, as such, wrote a book titled "No More Bullies at the North Pole," which re-tells the story of Rudolph. What do you …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Eric Barao's first music video reaches out to children.
The signs of school bullying can manifest themselves in many ways. Maybe it's an unprovoked shove into a locker, or perhaps threatening messages posted to a social website. In whatever form it takes, Seekonk singer/songwriter Eric Barao is attempting to get the anti-bullying message across in his new music video, "To All You Guys." An only child, Barao moved into a neighborhood that didn't have a lot of kids to play with. Music become his outlet for expression, and he developed a penchant for songwriting early in junior high school. "Songs were my friends," he said. "In grade school and through junior high, I was that easy-to-pick-on kid with the glasses and braces ... not a very popular guy," Barao said. The bullying that Barao endured …