State educators hope to see less bullying when school starts up in the fall.
That's the goal of a new anti-bully curriculum targeted at 3rd and 6th graders. Jon Hisgen with the Department of Public Instruction designed it. He says we've come to the point where it's no longer acceptable as "kids will be kids" behavior. Hisgen says the ability of victims to concentrate on school is severely impacted by thoughts of what a bully may do later in the day.
Hisgen says there's a growing awareness among teachers, administrators, and students that the behavior interferes with learning, and is unacceptable.