Pittsburgh, PA —As the school year begins for students in the region and their focus turns once again to learning—a distraction lingers—one that becomes more difficult to address as they mature. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 70% of students, and an equal number of school staff, have seen bullying occur in educational environments. The number increases significantly when including social media and other forms of electronic communication.
While considering this social challenge, The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation, which has previously engaged in bullying prevention initiatives, identified the need to reach young children in preschool, kindergarten and early elementary school with solutions that begin to prepare them to confront this troubling behavior. By helping them to "Know What's Right, Do What's Right" when it comes to direct and indirect interpersonal relationships, the Foundation hopes to have a positive impact on children in the Pittsburgh region.
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