This page is designated to spotlight bullying prevention initiatives by students.
Christian Westerman of Todd County responds to bullying by using his iPad and choosing to retaliate against bullies by using his creative writing talent.
“Helping Other People Everyday” the H.O.P.E. Club, originated two years ago and was initiated by a group of Tates Creek High School students who wanted to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Last year, Megan Majors, counselor at Tates Creek High School, asked KDE staff to come and initially talk with the students, sharing information and resources. After that, the students quickly went into action and have since spent over 25 after school hours meeting and planning under the guidance of Ms. Majors and Ms. Angela Davis, Youth Service Center Director. The H.O.P.E Club has already presented to over 200 middle school students and has even more presentations scheduled for the spring 2014 semester. After presenting, student leaders meet, self- reflect and modify their presentation according to students’ responses about what went well and consider suggestions on how they can continuously improve. H.O.P.E. club members feel if they reach even one student struggling with bullying, then their efforts are worthwhile. Tates Creek High School H.O.P.E. Club was featured on WLEX 18 News on Friday, November 1, 2013.
A Canadian middle school student started an anti-bullying club at Belfountain Public School. The message behind the campaign is "Don't Stand By, Stand Up!"