Grade Schoolers Learn How to Be a Buddy

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

Don't be a bully, be a buddy. Grade schoolers at Cherry Valley Elementary School learned a lesson in getting along Wednesday.

Students chanted "up with the buddy and down with the bully" as they listened to Rockford native Flora Cousins tell them the dangers of mistreating classmates, and while few students admitted to being a bully, several raised their hands when asked if they'd ever been the victim of bullying.

Cousins, who was also bullied as a child, says she's always surprised at the way kids react to her talk.

Over 160,000 children in America miss school every year because they're being bullied.


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