Branstad Announces Anti-Bullying Summit Details

By Staff Writer, WHO-TV, updated 9/17/2012


Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released more information Monday about their upcoming summit to battle bullying at schools in our state.

The governor announced speakers for the Bullying Prevention Summit on November 27th. Speakers include Sioux City superintendent Paul Gausman. He’ll speak about the role of the community in tackling bullying in our schools.

Gov. Branstad pointed out how much bullying has changed with the role of social media. He hopes discussions at the summit will help leaders gather new ideas on how to keep kids safe and help spark parental involvement.

“This whole social network has just exploded over the last several years and we want to make sure that we’re doing all we can  to provide a safe environment for Iowa students both in what happens on the playground/school property but also what happens when they’re off the school grounds when they’re home at night over social media,” says Branstad.

The governor is also asking schools to submit a video about what their school is doing to prevent bullying. You can learn more about the summitt here.