Local Students Create Powerful Anti-Bullying Video
Photo: Video by kmir6.com
Palm Desert Charter Middle School is fighting back against bullying with a powerful video.
The school's "Club Live" contacted KMIR6 to spread the word.
Club Live is taking a different approach to show how much bullying hurts others.
And they are using their own faces as a canvas to illustrate their message.
The words on their faces say it all - the pain bullying causes.
"They're always sad, and you can see them by their reactions, they don't like to talk, because they are really depressed," said 7th grade student, Stephana Bello.
These middle school students want to be the change.
They say it's up to you to stop the vicious cycle of bullying.
"Some people they don't know how it effects other people, and how much it hurts and that this leads to death and suicide, and that its a big impact on the people that they think it's cool to do it, but when they realize how much it's hurting them, it's not cool," said 6th grade student, Jessica Byone.
Palm Desert Charter's anti-bullying week started Monday, and Club Live wanted to send out a powerful message by bringing dozens of students together for this video.
"I hope that the community goes ahead and can realize that bullying is not cool, bullying is not only from students, but also from adults as well, and that bullying in our society affects other people," said Club Live advisor, Jamie Tarascio who is also Palm Desert Charter school security.
Stopbullying.gov says some of the side effects of being bullied include decreased academic achievement, health issues, depression and loneliness.
"You shouldn't feel invisible, and to make that better you should actually go up to someone and ask them what their name was or how they were and just maybe become their friend," said 8th grade student, Queren Morales.
So these students hope people notice their message.
"It makes them aware of what's been going on and it helps them realize that what's been going on, and then this video can actually make a change," said 6th grade student, Andrea Bresani.
These students came together, using their words and faces, to take a stand united against bullying.
Another local school is also announced their anti-bullying week, Marywood-Palm Valley School is holding Wonder Week from October 15th to 19th.