Northland schools tackle bullying

By KBJR News 1

October 11, 2010 Updated Oct 11, 2010 at 5:54 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)- Last year the Duluth school district launched a pilot project to deal with bullying.

The pilot project took place at just one school and showed students videos about bullying. After watching the video students and teachers talked about what bullying looked like. Since then Superintendent Keith Dixon says bullying incidents at the pilot school has been down.

He said the pilot project will be implemented at other schools in the future and may provide some startling results.

"Once we really have a conversation about bullying we'll actually see the number of reported incidents go up not down because I think there's a lot that goes on that goes unreported that some people may not see as bullying," Dixon said.

Principals in the Duluth school district will have training next week to deal with bullying. The Moose Lake school district says they are also planning more staff training.

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