In a show of unity, determination and support, nearly 1,200 Iowans came together for the Governor’s Bullying Prevention Summit in Des Moines on Nov 27. The goal: Stand up to bullying.
The summit featured a number of speakers from Iowa communities, as well as state and national experts who presented strategies about how to combat bullying.
“Bullying is not exclusive to schools – it can be at malls, places of worship,” Sioux City Superintendent Paul Gausman (pictured here), a featured speaker, told the audience. “At some point in your life, you have been bullied. Other times perhaps a bystander. And if you’re totally honest, you may even admit that at one point in your life, you were a bully yourself.”