ROCKINGHAM COUNTY -- Spotswood High School has started a program aimed at stopping bullying in the classroom. The event Friday night uses free, fun events to bring students together.
The program teaches children about bullying through traditional classroom learning and events. Called Blazer Pride Day, it consists of a carnival, football game and a free family movie night. The idea is to promote unity among students and eliminate bullying from the school system.
"The biggest part of it is it builds childrens' self-esteem, so that schools that implement this see a huge increase in grades," said organizer Melanie Tomasi.
The idea is to use events similar to today to help students become aware of the signs of bullying and know when to bring it to the attention of an instructor or other adult.
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