PLAINFIELD, NJ - October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and there are two scheduled events addressing the issue that will be held at the Plainfield Public Library.

According to, 28% of U.S. students in grades 6 to 12 have experienced bullying.  Almost a third (30%) of young people admit to bullying others, and 7 in 10 (70.6%) of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.

Next week, the Plainfield Public Library will host two separate events highlighting the problem, and present ways to combat the problem.

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On Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., a presentation by Mark Walters, who has been a school principal and director of guidance, will give parents and students ways to deal with bullying.  Learn more by calling 908-757-1111 ext 129.

Then, on Thursday, Oct. 18, an anti-bullyiing forum for youth ages 8 to 18 years will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m.  The Stand Up, Speak Out event is for parents and youth, and will discuss the warning signs of bullying, and how the schools and community can become involved.  For more information, call 908-531-2832.

The Plainfield Public Library is located at 800 Park Ave.