Alabama anti-bullying

The Baldwin County District Attorney's office has partnered with the Baldwin County Public School System to launch a comprehensive anti-bullying initiative.

District Attorney Hallie Dixon says research shows about half of all children experience bullying at some point in their educational careers, and many are repeatedly targeted.

The initiative is aimed at raising awareness, crafting tools for bullying prevention and reporting methods and helping to generate a community-wide response to bullying.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

Police in Birmingham are trying to combat bullying among young people.

The Birmingham Police Department will host an anti-bullying conference that's scheduled for Thursday evening.

The meeting is open to both parents and students in the metropolitan area. It will include a keynote speaker and tips on ways to prevent bullying.

Alabama is one of 49 states with laws aimed at preventing bullying among students, but concerns remain in many of the state's 132 school districts about implementing the law.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.