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Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason Appears on Good Day Philadelphia - Monday, October 21, 2013

Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss bullying and the ways that the Office of Justice Programs is working to prevent it.

AAG Mason on Good Day Philadelphia

In the on-air conversation, she discussed the importance of programs that identify violence or abuse children may face at home, which can lead them to bully others at school. Early intervention can steer them away from bullying and into prevention programs that address the violence in their own lives. She also commended Philadelphia on its ongoing efforts in preventing youth violence.

"One of the things we have doing with our programs such as Defending Childhood, an initiative of the Attorney General, is to look at children exposed to violence on the full spectrum, because what you want to do is figure out how to intervene," she said on the program. If people can intervene early in these children's lives, she said, they may be able to stop them from becoming bullies in the future.

To get help now with bullying, please visit: http://www.stopbullying.gov/get-help-now/index.html.

For information on how to talk about bullying with your children and how to respond to it, please visit: www.stopbullying.gov.

For more information on the Defending Childhood Initiative, please visit www.justice.gov/defendingchildhood.

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