Arizona Anti-Bullying Summit aims to stop bullying

Phoenix First Lady Nicole Stanton organized Arizona Anti-Bullying Summit.

"The goal of the Summit is to provide education, break out learning sessions, data gathering, best practices and other strategies to develop a cohesive response and system of tools to stop bullying in schools in Arizona," according to the organization.

The Summit is hosted by Arizona State University in the Memorial Union from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, but is not open to the public.

The organization said, "The keynote speaker is international anti-bullying expert Dr. Dan Olweus, research professor of psychology, affiliated with the Research Center for Health Promotion at the University of Bergin in Norway. Olweus is generally recognized as a pioneer and founding father of research on bullying problems. In 1970, he started a large-scale project that is now generally regarded as the first scientific study of bullying problems in the world. He is the author of the book Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do which has been translated into fifteen languages."

Find out more information about the Summit or about the First Lady's Stop Bullying AZ initiative.

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