Nettleton bullying project teaches tolerance and acceptance

Nettleton bullying project teaches tolerance and acceptance

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Students at a Region 8 school want everyone to know bullying is not the answer.

A group of eighth graders at Nettleton Junior High presented a program Thursday to teach other students about the negative effects of bullying.

Dances, videos, and poetry all helped relay their message to put a stop to bullying.

Addi Hankins said she hopes her peers will hear the message.

"If they are getting bullied, that they will feel better about themselves because maybe they are too shy to tell people about it, but all of us on stage are going to be helping them," Hankins said. "So I hope it makes them feel better."

Those who presented the program admitted they even experienced bullying. Eighth grader Piper Stallings said that's why this project had to happen.

"We are just trying to spread that it's not okay," Stallings said.

Nettleton Junior High School students filled the auditorium and watched as some students even read personal testimonies and poetry about being bullied.

The group told Region 8 News this is just the first step to putting an end to bullying at all ages.

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