With the help of parents and community leaders, kids all over the country are making anti-bullying programs happen at their schools. Here's how to start.
- Raise the issue of bullying with student council and try to set up a "bullying prevention" or "student respect" group. You can also get a few friends together and talk to a counselor about setting up these groups.
- Work with a guidance counselor to develop an anti-bullying workshop that can be done in your class, grade, or school-wide.
- Talk to your parents about whether the school's PTA can raise the issue in meetings.
- Hold a meeting with the principal, along with any friends, parents, and teachers who support you, to talk about starting a bullying prevention program at your school.
If you have trouble getting something going at your school, you can try working with a youth group, like Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, etc., to put together a workshop for people in the community.