A Bossier Parish Sheriff's Deputy, who's also a D.A.R.E officer, spent some time in Baton Rouge recently talking about bullying with members of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council.  

Deputy Greg Kimbrough briefed the students about bullying from a school and law enforcement standpoint, addressing the impact it can have on students and steps that can be taken to reduce it.

Kimbrough's daughter, Aislinn, is a member of the LYAC, which was created by the Legislature in 2007 to improve communication between young people and their public official on issues that are important to teens.  It focuses on issues such as education, employment, underage drinking, substance abuse, physical fitness and health, bullying, and other issues.  It consists of 21 students from throughout Louisiana.

Aislinn Kimbrough is proposing using a phone App for reporting bullying incidents.  She plans to work with others on the couoncil for a grant to get the money to create a phone App that could be used at all schools in the state.

photo by Nanette Longuepee, Administrative Secretary, LA State Senate