Anti-bully awarness night in Elyria

Students address bullies in Elyria

ELYRIA, Ohio - Kids being bullied took center stage at a forum in Elyria Thursday night. The high school hosted an anti-bullying awareness night.

Students watched videos and received crucial information on what to do if they know a student is being bullied.

"The worst thing you can do is try and save the situation on your own accord," said Kelly Luter who is the School Climate Specialist for Elyria City Schools. 

She said approaching a victim could be more threatneing.

"For instance [if you say] I'm going to call [your] home right now. Well, maybe the bullying is coming from home. So you really have to talk to the student and the victim and find out what's going on," she continued.

 At the forum students also learned some startling statistics from Luter. For example, every 7 minutes a child is bullied. greater than 50 percent of students with disabilites are bullied.

They also learned most bullying happens off school property and the number one form of bullying for ages 12 through 18 is social media.

 

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