Character Education Program, Viral Video Aims to Break Cycle of Bullying 10/3/12
CBS 7 News
October 3, 2012
Big Spring - You've seen it online; the viral video that has over one million views online of news anchor Jennifer Livingston speaking openly about facing bullying as an adult.
Perhaps you remember the elementary school lunch room, a place where memories are made. Some good, others not.
"There's name calling or maybe some I don't want to be your friend and telling others not to be your friend," Andrea Williams, an elementary school counselor for Big Spring ISD said.
And as Livingston explains in her video, bullying can live on many years after the lunchroom.
"Bullying is a taught you learn as a child and something you carry with you the rest of your life," she said.
And BSISD is doing everything they can to ensure their elementary students are not taught that trait.
"I speak with individual classes just to talk to them about the definition of bullying and that it's not tolerated," Williams said.
Through the Character Education Program at BSISD, students learn about the costs of bullying and how to stop it.
"So that it does not escalate to their older years...that we can teach the appropriate behavior," Williams said.