NEWPORT -- Students at the North Country Union High School have taken the Oath to Stand Up to Bullying. Students have signed their official pink Stand Up pledge shirts and formed an Anti-Bullying Committee to spread the word.
Stand Up to Bullying is an international campaign which teaches how to empower bystanders. With the International Anti-Bullying Month just around the corner in November and the United States observing Anti-Bullying month in October, students at NCUHS have begun making plans to spread the word and expand their student committee. The goal is to spread the word between peers and to have students commit to taking the Oath to support each other.
On Oct. 23, the North Country Union High School welcomed Tom Murphy, who represents from Sweethearts and Heroes, as he made a presentation to the students and staff. This is an organization that speaks out to bystanders; the 85 percent of people who witness bullying and often do not know how to help.
All high school students are encouraged to consider "Taking the Oath" and maybe even joining the Anti-Bullying Committee. If you, your business or your son or daughter is interested in supporting their mission to end bullying, contact Sylvie Brewster or Kristin Beswick at 334-7921. Be sure to watch for upcoming events in November.