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Randy J. Wiler, Director
BALTOMORE, March 26, 2012/PR Newswire via COMTEX/ - The Interactive Autism Network reports 63% of children with autism have been bullied.
Shawnee, KS - Monday, February 6, 2102
Randy Wiler developed two lessons on bullying prevention for the new D.A.R.E. Keepin it Real curriculum. Wiler created two bullying prevention supplemental lessons in 2006 that supported the need to have a lessons in bullying prevention incorporated into the CORE D.A.R.E. lessons worldwide.
Shawnee, KS - Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Kansas Bullying Prevention Program releases Kansas student baseline bullying behavior results today.
Randy J. Wiler, Director of the Kansas Bullying Prevention program has released survey data today that has been collected from 74 schools and nearly 19,000 students since 2002. "The data released today is the largest of its kind to be gathered in Kansas measuring the amount and effect of bullying in our schools," said Wiler. The data was collected from schools using the Olweus Bullying Prevention questionnaire which is one of the most accurate bullying behavior measurement tools in the world.
The baseline data indicates that 35.1% of Kansas students in grades 3-12 have been regularly victimized by bullying at least 2 to 3 times every month. The highest percentage of students who are being bullied are in the 3rd grade with 45.6% of boys/girls being victimized at least 2 to 3 times every month.
D.A.R.E. Requests Randy Wiler to create bullying prevention lessons for the New Keepin' It Real Prevention Curriculum."
Leawood, KS - Thursday, June 2, 2011
D.A.R.E. America, creators of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program, have requested that Randy Wiler create two new bullying prevention lessons to be included in the new Keepin' It Real drug prevention curriculum.
Wiler has previous created supplemental lessons on bullying prevention that have met with great success world-wide with the original DARE program.
Wiler was selected as the International D.A.R.E. Officer of the year on July 26, 2006 at the International D.A.R.E. Officer's conference in Orlando, Florida.
It has happened here...
Friday, April 21, 2006 ASSOCIATED PRESS
RIVERTON, Kan. — Five teenage boys accused of plotting a shooting rampage at their high school on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre were arrested Thursday after a message authorities said warned of a gun attack appeared on the Web site MySpace.com.
Thursday, August 11, 2005 TONGANOXIE MIRROR
TONGANOXIE, Kan. — A federal jury on Thursday awarded $250,000 to a former Tonganoxie student who said other students sexually harassed him for years and he, therefore, was denied access to an education.
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