At Sandstone Middle School in Hermiston, they are tackling bullying from all angles.
HERMISTON, OR – Bullying in school has become a national epidemic. These days the majority of bullying takes place online so it may be hard to control it in the schools.
At Sandstone Middle School in Hermiston, they are tackling bullying from all angles. Anti-bullying is actually built into the curriculum. Students meet in a weekly class to discuss name-calling. Over the year they make anti-bullying videos to show how they plan to stand up against mean words and unkind actions.
"Bullying does happen. We are aware of it," explained Larry Usher the Assistant Principal. "We don't deny it, but we don't want to standby and watch it. We want to standup and help one another."
Those videos made in class are completely produced by the kids on iPads and they host a competition to make the best one. The winners get a prize, but all of them go home with a better understanding of how to make their school a little better.