October 11, 2012
October is bullying prevention month and students, teachers and staff at Louisa County Middle school are coming together to stomp out bullying with a special walk.
Dozens of students are lacing up their shoes and hitting the pavement at Louisa county middle school.
“We're walking today to show that our school won't tolerate it and that if you've been bullied we're there to support you,” said Maggie McCotter, Student, Louisa County Middle School.
The FCCLA Stop the Violence team is working with school leaders to raise awareness and try to put a stop to bullying like name calling, hitting and cyber bulling.
“Students sometimes have conflicts with one another and they don't know how to handle it in a positive manner. So, through our program we teach them to use things using positive relationship skills, conflict resolution and basically to get along with one another and be nice,” said Gracie Quarles, Teacher, Louisa County Middle School.
In addition to walking for the cause, students are also handing out information about prevention, recognizing the behavior and how to report it.
“What I’d really like to achieve is to put an end to bullying because bullying is very serious and I’ve been there and it’s not a good place to be,” said Carley Knight, President, Stop the Violence Team.
Teachers say they are proud of their students for taking a stance against bullying and are encouraging them to keep taking steps to end this growing problem.
Students have been participating in the bully prevention campaign all month. They organized the walk and will also take part in a poster contest in support of bully prevention.