Community Initiatives

Ask Eleven

by Eleven 30. March 2011 16:36


Do you have questions, comments, or concerns about your community? Join the discussions on KBYU Eleven's series    Ask Eleven. Ask Eleven delves into topics such as education, health and well-being, and financial preparedness, and then gives viewers a chance to participate with live call-in shows featuring experts from the community.

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KBYU Eleven to Air "Japan's Killer Quake"

by Eleven 28. March 2011 16:17


In response to the worst earthquake in Japan's recorded history, KBYU Eleven will air "Japan's Killer Quake," an original one-hour documentary from NOVA that takes viewers moment by moment through Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami which occured only two weeks ago.  The film can be seen on our web site under "Watch Now".  For more information on the show, please see the press release below.


Japans killer quake press release.pdf (91.43 kb)


Educational Resources from NOVA

Earthquakes: The Seismograph

Anatomy of a Tsunami

Nuclear Reaction: Meltdown

Lesson Plan for Grades 6-12

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Additional Resources

The Emotionate Child: Children's Emotional Development

by Eleven 18. March 2011 15:04

On February 10, 2011, the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences at Brigham Young University presented the Marjorie Pay Hinckley Endowed Chair in Social Work and the Social Sciences Seventh Annual Lecture. The speaker was Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis. His lecture was entitled The Emotionate Child: Building Emotional Health and Compassion in Young Children. This lecture was recorded and can be found on their web site.

Follow the link below to watch this lecture as well as other lectures from the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences.





White House Conference on Bullying Prevention

by Eleven 10. March 2011 10:13

Ahead of the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention which will be held March 10, 2011 at the White House, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took to the internet with an anti-bullying video message.  The President and first lady were featured in a video on the Facebook ( ) site explaining that bullying is unacceptable and that each of us has a responsibility to help stop bullying and to ensure that our kids treat each other with respect.  In the video the President explains, "For a long time, bullying was treated as an unavoidable part of growing up. But more and more, we're seeing how harmful it can be for our kids, especially when it follows them from their school to their phone to their computer screen."  While some kids, parents, teachers, and coaches will be at the White House for the event, all are invited to watch the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention March 10, 2011 beginning at 10:30a at

Recognizing the Warning Signs (from

There are many warning signs that could indicate that someone is involved in bullying, either by bullying others or by being bullied.  However, these warning signs may indicate other issues or problems, as well.  If you are a parent or educator, learn more about talking to someone about bullying.

Being Bullied

  • Comes home with damaged or missing clothing or other belongings
  • Reports losing items such as books, electronics, clothing, or jewelry
  • Has unexplained injuries
  • Complains frequently of headaches, stomachaches, or feeling sick
  • Has trouble sleeping or has frequent bad dreams
  • Has changes in eating habits
  • Hurts themselves
  • Are very hungry after school from not eating their lunch
  • Runs away from home
  • Loses interest in visiting or talking with friends
  • Is afraid of going to school or other activities with peers
  • Loses interest in school work or begins to do poorly in school
  • Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed when they come home
  • Talks about suicide
  • Feels helpless
  • Often feels like they are not good enough
  • Blames themselves for their problems
  • Suddenly has fewer friends
  • Avoids certain places
  • Acts differently than usual

Bullying Others

  • Becomes violent with others
  • Gets into physical or verbal  fights with others
  • Gets sent to the principal's office or detention a lot
  • Has extra money or new belongings that cannot be explained
  • Is quick to blame others
  • Will not accept responsibility for their actions
  • Has friends who bully others
  • Needs to win or be best at everything




by Eleven 8. February 2011 16:10

Learn the signs that your child is being bullied and learn how to help him or her.



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