There will be a series of forums on bullying in March hosted by the Howard County public school system to talk about how it is affecting the overall school climate.
Each of the four forums are for high school and middle school students, and the sessions are limited to 50 students each. (Students can sign up here.)
The forums will be facilitated by student leaders and school officials will use the information to inform an anti-bullying task force.
A waiting area for parents will be available at the events; however, they are just for students, school officials said.
The forums are scheduled on the following dates and schools:
Thursday, March 7, 6:30-8 p.m. - Elkridge Landing Middle School
Thursday, March 14, 6:30-8 p.m. - Reservoir High School
Monday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m. - Howard High School
Wednesday, March 20, 6:30-8 p.m. - Folly Quarter Middle School
See previous bullying coverage on Elkridge Patch:
Ray Rice Moved by Stories of Bullying
Howard County to Screen Bully Film
Bullying Online: Power in Prevention
Howard County Takes Stand Against Bullying
Has Social Media Made Bullying Worse in Howard County?