MORRISTOWN, NJ - According to the website, StopBullying.Gov, "bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose".
Students may have witnessed bullying, been bullied themselves or have done the bullying at one time. A group of middle school students were challenged to raise awareness on any issue that affects their community. Sophie, Nasir, Kiki and Morgan, after a lot of research chose bullying. They chose to stand up to bullying and raise awareness to this continuing problem.
"Although Morristown schools are doing all they can to stop it, their efforts will never be enough. Kids will continue to bully each other and in some cases the constant teasing has a terrible outcome. By taking small steps, like creating an awareness site, we can get closer to stopping bullying all together", states the group's website.
Please visit their bullying awareness website at http://stopbullyinginmorristown.weebly.com/
The group is asking the community to complete a short survey to help them gather information. To take the survey; visit http://stopbullyinginmorristown.weebly.com/survey.html