Local Schools are Fighting Against Bullying

Local Schools are Fighting Against Bullying

by Ashley Drane on March 29, 2010

Bullying in school is becoming more and more of a problem in young kids that’s why one local school is fighting against it.

Somerset Elementary held an anti-bullying assembly this morning to help raise awareness of the growing problem.
Perry County Juvenile Court Judge Luann Cooperrider said she was approached by the principals of the area schools about the problems they were seeing, so they put this program together.

"We want to make sure kids are not bullied. We believe it starts at an early age and we wanted to have some impact on anti-bullying methods and what teachers could do in their own buildings," Cooperrider said.

She said she thinks it’s important for the kids to know she’s involved.

Principal Larry Saunders said they want to be proactive and teach kids to be kind at an early stage.

"It has a lot to do with self esteem I would like to think that we are bring awareness to parents and students so parents can be aware that this does exist in our society across the country," Saunders said.

The assembly today is part of a year long anti-bullying program.