October is national anti-bullying month.
A different approach to dealing with bullying is being taken this week in Ridgefield. There will be 3 different events taking place at the Ridgefield Playhouse called Bullying Exposed. Ridgefield Playhouse Executive Director Allison Stockell says the show wants to get to the core issue of what bullying is about--it's about how people feel about themselves.
Bullying Exposed uses a mix of story telling, music and hands on exploration to empower children and adults who are victims or bystanders to feel more relaxed and confident when faced with adversity. Stockell says the series takes a holistic approach to teach kids and teens about how people effect each other.
The 10am show on Thursday is geared toward elementary schools, the 12:30pm show is for Middle schoolers and the Parent and teen show is at 7:30pm. The evening show includes a moving perspective of a parent whose child committed suicide because of bullying and how that affected their lives.