Sixth Graders Hear Bullying Prevention Message

By: Brendan Ponton Email
By: Brendan Ponton Email

PENN LAIRD-- October is bullying prevention month. This morning, kids at Montevideo Middle School had an assembly to talk about bullying and how to stop it.

The assembly was put on by the Bullying Ends Now Organization. It's founder, Julia Kordon, is just 15-years old and from Phoenix.

She travels the country delivering the message. She spoke to sixth graders about how to prevent bullying from happening. A lot of the kids said they are on social media sites, which leads to online cyber bullying, a growing issue.

She wants them to know that they can make a difference. "Even though, you know, they're sixth graders, and they're little, it's not something that they can't do. They're capable of ending bullying, and if they make the choice, they can definitely do a lot with it," said Kordon.

She said 71% of kids don't report bullying because they think their teachers don't care. The organization's motto is to speak, stop, and stand.

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