Preventing 'bullycide:' Speaker offers tips, but parents say it's not enough

'Everyone's being mean:' Parents say kids afraid

CINCINNATI - "Bullycide" is a term that sadly has meaning to us in today's world. It's when someone, usually someone young, is bullied to the point where they commit suicide.

Carol and Darryl Denham believe that's what happened to their 13-year-old son, Sam, who killed himself in October.

Monday night at Sam's school, Woodland Middle School in Covington, Police Sgt. Scott Harvey spoke with parents about how to stop bullying.

But Teresa Carmack told me the school is not doing enough to protect children.

"A lot of things are going on in the hallways. Eighth grade girls are getting punched in the chest. They're holding up books to their chest, to protect themselves when they walk through the hallways," she said.

"The world is coming to this," she said. "Everyone's being mean.  They don't care."

Sgt. Harvey urged parents to teach their children to stand up for a victim.  He quoted Einstein, who said the greatest evil happens because of those who look on and do nothing.
 

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