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Gov. Branstad holds second Bullying Prevention Summit


The effort to end school bullying climbs to the state level as Gov. Terry Brandstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds hold the second Bullying Prevention Summit.

The event is in Des Moines at the Hy-Vee Hall Monday, Nov. 4.

According to the Des Moines Register, last year's summit was sold out and drew over a thousand students. This year's theme is Mission Possible: Stepping Up the Response.

The Register reports the purpose of this summit is to find practical next steps in addressing bullying. Gov. Branstad said in the age of the Internet and popularity of social media, there needs to be new ways to combat the problem. He said all of Iowa needs to work together to instill the state's core values in young people.

The summit's keynote speaker is Emily Bazelon, author of "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy."

Both students and adults will participate in sessions Monday to find ways in which everyone can take a stand against bullying.

The summit will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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