Three new episodes devoted to bullying air Monday, Tuesday and Friday (Oct. 17, 18 and 21), kicking off a broad initiative that includes a Web page with advice and discussion for parents and activities for kids and a five-part video series that features psychologists, advocates and educators talking about bullying.
Who knew Big Bird's little friends were so wise?
PBS is jumping into an all-out media blitz on the subject of bullying. Older kids are getting anti-bullying messages from Cartoon Network and Facebook. And for kids who fall somewhere between "Sesame Street" and Facebook, PBS Kids in early 2012 will premiere a one-hour movie called "WordGirl" in which major she-bully (who else?) Jane Lynch convinces WordGirl to take the low road to victory by using insults. WordGirl learns a powerful lesson about the power of words.