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Family Comes First: No Laughing Matter

Bullying happens far too often.  

Oftentimes when someone, often a child, is perceived as different or weak, they can too often become a target for bullies.  While most bullying occurs in school and in the community when children gather, cyberbullying is also becoming more prevalent as cell phones and social media become more popular amongst younger children.

During this brand new episode of Family Comes First, “No Laughing Matter”, we hear firsthand from Presley Mahos and her father, Paul about Presley’s experience with bullying and how she was able to overcome the negative attention.  Later on the show, Katie Schumacher, author of Don’t Press Send joins us to share how we can be proactive and take a stand against bullying.

While on the show, “No Laughing Matter”, Presley’s father, Paul shares, “it was a daily experience of her getting off the bus and coming off crying.  And there were times that she didn’t want to tell us because one of the boys was her friend, which I think hurt her even more…”  Paul, being a musician himself, was able to assist Presley with an outlet for all the negativity.  Paul notes, “when a bully sees that something is bothering you and it’s affecting you, that’s where the empowerment part comes in.  And unfortunately, I got an education through this experience that no parent wants to have.  And for us, we were blessed because she had an outlet with the song and the music…”

Next on our show, we meet with Katie Suchmacher.  Katie was inspired to head the Don’t Press Send campaign after seeing how cellphones and technology influenced her children in her own home and hearing about all the problems it was bringing in to the school system from the principal of her children’s school.  Katie Schumacher suggests, “we are the first generation of parents raising children like this.  So the rules that we grew up with don’t apply; so we need to create new ones.”

Tune in to Telecare on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:30 pm to watch this brand new episode. In case you miss it, each episode also airs on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, Fridays at 1:30 pm and Mondays at 9:30 am.

We invite you to watch and be inspired! Family Comes First™ airs exclusively on Telecare TV – Cablevision channels 29 and 137; Verizon FiOS TV channel 296; or Charter Spectrum channels 162 and 471.

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