Renowned education consultant talks about the growing problem of bullying, bullying in schools – KIRO 7 News Seattle

SEATTLE — With students back in class, KIRO 7 got to speak with an educational consultant who broke down the growing problem of bullying, bullying and harassment in schools.

Erin Jones visited KIRO 7 Studios on Friday. She was Teacher of the Year, honored at the White House, and continues to speak to teachers and parents across the country about issues and challenges in schools.

When Jones was asked about hate crimes on the rise over the past few years, which KIRO 7 has covered on several occasions, Monique Ming Laven asked, “How do you see this happening in schools?”

Jones replied, “Students are just manifesting what they see in adults. Mostly because the students have been home with their parents, they see adults behaving badly towards each other, they see adults hating each other, whatever else. And the students are just younger versions of the adults they see. And so they see their own parents, but they also see these hate crimes at a very high level with TikTok and Instagram and all the ways they capture media.

Jones then talked about the physical and verbal abuse that happens in schools and where it sits in terms of the ceiling. It also talks about a child’s responsibility when bullied or harassed.

Watch the video above to learn more about bullying and harassment issues at school.

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