A group of about 30 Columbia High School students went to their local primary school to talk to kids about bullying Thursday. Photo source: WDAM
SAVE t-shirt/Photo source: WDAM
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) -
A group of about 30 Columbia High School students went to their local primary school to talk to kids about bullying Thursday. The students brought their anti-bullying message to remind kids to treat others as you would want to be treated.
"I was bullied and I know how bad it made me feel, so to raise awareness about bullying is really important to me because I don't want anyone to have to go through what I went through when I was younger," said Asia Montgomery, a group leader and senior at CHS. The Students Against Violence Everywhere, or S.A.V.E for short, aims to spread a message of nonviolence to young people and provide positive peer influences in its prevention efforts. The club members wanted to mentor the younger students to give them tools on how to handle themselves in certain situations such as bullying.
“If a kid’s not getting the time they need at home, then this leaves it up to the older kids to show the younger kids what to do and how to make them feel better so that they won’t be in the same category,” said Kaja Weary, another leader of the group. The group has over 220,000 members in 2,200 chapters across the country. For more information, click here.