Tina Meier of the Megan Meier Foundation spoke at the Camden County public schools on October 3 and 4. Camdenton, Macks Creek and Climax Springs middle and high school students participated in the presentations by Tina Meier.

Tina Meier of the Megan Meier Foundation spoke at the Camden County public schools on October 3 and 4. Camdenton, Macks Creek and Climax Springs middle and high school students participated in the presentations by Tina Meier.

In her presentation to the school students, she emphasized how they can play a role in helping a bullied student by standing up for him/her. The students raised their hands if they knew of another student who had been bullied or cyberbullied; almost every student raised his/her hand.

Child Advocacy Council and Camdenton R-III School District created an opportunity for parents, professionals and the community to hear what Tina Meier had to say on the evening of October 3.

During this evening presentation, Ms Meier talked about the high incidence rate of bullying and cyberbullying and its psychological impact on students, including lowered academic performance and depression and suicidal ideation.

She identified the many social pressures on students who want to belong but also who do not want to be a burden to their families. Students often do not tell a caring adult because they believe the adults will not understand or they will underestimate the pain involved in being bullied or cyberbullied.

The Megan Meier Foundation’s Mission is To Support and Inspire Actions to End Bullying, Cyberbullying and Suicide. To learn how you can help that mission or for more information go to www.meganmeierfoundation.org or call (636)757-3501.

If you or your organization would like for a speaker to come from Child Advocacy Council to talk about protecting children from abuse or neglect and the Council’s many programs, please call (573)346-0003.