PORTLAND — A workshop on how to prevent bullying will be held May 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Reiche Community School on Brackett Street. The public is invited to the free program.

The workshop will address various forms of bullying, including name-calling, taunting, social exclusion, gossip, intimidation, physical aggression, harassment via the Web or cell phones and related topics. Participants will learn effective ways to stop bullying.

The Maine Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, Maine Department of Education and school districts across the state have stepped up bullying prevention efforts after a Massachusetts teenager recently hanged herself following months of alleged harassment by fellow students.

Sponsors of the evening workshop include the Reiche Parent Teacher Organization, Community Counseling Center and the West End Community Action Network.

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