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School Safety Advocacy Council Holds Conference in Monongalia County

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Bullying has become an issue in many schools across the United States, including West Virginia.

The national organization "School Safety Advocacy Council" held a two-day conference November 18 and 19 in Monongalia County to teach police enforcement, counselors and teachers from across the state how to deal with different situations.

There were topics on a number of different ways kids can be bullied. One major thing the Advocacy Council said needed to be recognized is that training is important, especially with the introduction of cyber bullying.

"Before a kid would go to school and be would be bullied for the six hours he's in school and then he would go back with his friends and his family on the holidays and that would not be part of his life. But unfortunately today it's 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. So, training is the most important part, becoming aware, how to deal with it," said Sean Burke, of the School Safety Advocacy Council.

There will be a national conference for bullying held in Orlando in February 2014.