Bullying has become a critical issue in America’s schools. Studies show that upwards of one-third of all students report experiencing bullying—physical, emotional and social—and three-quarters report witnessing it.
But the Education Department is fighting back. Deborah Temkin is a Research and Policy Coordinator for Bullying Prevention Initiatives at the Education Department.
She leads the government-wide campaign against bullying. Her hard work has made her a Service to America Medal Award finalist.
She told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER program how she is reaching out to schools across America.
Temkin is only 26 years old and was inspired to work to curb bullying after being bullied herself in middle school.
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You can see our interview with the State Department's Michelle Bernier-Toth right here: Trouble Abroad: Who Ya' Gonna Call?