In their continuing effort to reduce bullying in schools, Hillsborough County officials are hosting an anti-bullying town hall meeting at Blake High School in Tampa Monday evening.
It will be moderated by Commissioner Sandy Murman, and among the panelists will be former Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor, Hillsborough County School Superintendent Jeff Eakins, and Quinton Aaron, the star of the 2009 Academy Award winning film, “The Blind Side.”
Aaron has become an anti-bullying advocate, and the Quinton Aaron Foundation and Hillsborough County Public Schools have been working in partnership to promote local anti-bullying efforts.
According to National Education Association, every day more than 160,000 children miss school because they’re scared of being bullied.
Florida is among the top ten states in the control at controlling bullying, according to an analysis by Wallet Hub, which looked at 42 states and the District of Columbia to determine which states are doing well regarding the issue. Wallet Hub looked at items like bullying incident rates online, bullying incident rates on school property,the cost or truancy for schools and more.