My son and a group of his peers were collaborating on an assignment for school last week. He said to me, "You'll love what we're working on, Mom! It's an anti-bullying PSA." He knows me well :)
I was pleased to hear our middle school, Creekwood, has recently joined in the campaign to stop bullying. Today in our local newspaper, I read about the school's club organized to help students deal with bullies that began with 20 students. Aptly named the Stand Up club, hopes to empower students to stand up for themselves and against bullying. The club painted posters to have fellow students sign as a pledge to put an end to bullying.
I'm just glad to see so many students are getting involved to make a more positive social climate in our schools. The old, complaisant attitude of "kids will be kids" when it comes to the bullying issue seems to be shifting. Teachers and students are less likely to turn a blind eye when they witness antagonizing behavior.
Photo credit Kingwood Observer