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8th grader on bullying: 'It's not cool'

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Students were very enthusiastic about the program and school administrators say they have gotten a lot of positive feedback about the events. Students were very enthusiastic about the program and school administrators say they have gotten a lot of positive feedback about the events.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Ocean Bay Middle School has just finished up its Anti Bully week and students are making their voices heard when it comes to protecting themselves and each other.

All through the week students wrote messages and displayed posters on how bullying is wrong and negative. Students were very enthusiastic about the program and school administrators say they have gotten a lot of positive feedback about the events.

"We get some wonderful feedback from our students in terms of situations they've been faced with," explains Ocean Bay principal Connie Huddle. "It also allows us to deal with some situations that may not have been brought to us previously."

Teachers say it also helps them instruct students on how to recognize bullying, how to deal with bullying, and how to prevent it from happening.

"It makes people feel happy about themselves," explains 8th grader Krysta Moshinskie, "and they might even stand up to other people who are getting bullied."

By the end of the week, teachers weren't the only ones pushing back against the bullies. Students had a message all their own.

"I'd like to say for everyone to stop bullying and cyber bullying because it's not fun. It's not cool, and no one should do it," states Skylar Ackerman, 8th grader at Ocean Bay Middle.

In addition to being able to recognize bullying and understand the consequences, students learned that offering support to those who have been the target of bullying can be just as helpful.

"I think that taking time out. If we really do that, maybe someone that's feeling down or someone that's sad, maybe it will make their day or maybe it will make them feel happy," recognized 8th grader Ben Tabiib.

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