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Combating bullying part of Montana PTA convention in Billings

Posted at 7:55 PM, Oct 07, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:29-04

BILLINGS – Children need help in identifying bullying and given tools on how to handle it.

The Montana PTA heard from experts on bullying this weekend.

The group held its annual convention in Billings on Saturday.

A workshop on bullying gave pointers for parents and children.

Experts told the PTA, it’s important to have parents involved and to teach the children how to deal with bullying on social media.

“The tools that they can use to stop a bully, things they can do and say that could stop the situation instead of escalating it,” said Sherry Hoderith, Montana PTA president.  “How to talk to a grownup or parent about bullying. The more power students have the more confidence they have and can stop those situations before they escalate.”

Hoderith said bullying information is available on school websites.

The Montana PTA will hold next year’s convention in Great Falls.