BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Staff and students at Broome-Tioga BOCES wore blue on Monday to help prevent and end bullying.
The school wanted to raise awareness and teach students why bullying is wrong. The overall goal is for students to respect each other and know they can lean on one another for support.
“I hope that they realize that they can go to each other, they can talk to each other, they can talk to an adult and bullying is not okay,” Broome-Tioga BOCES Educator Lori Martin said.
Student Emily Page said, “I hope some kids know that there are other people here for them and the other kids will stop bullying them.”
Students said the event is important to help unite the school and community against all forms of bullying.
Throughout the month, the school will be encouraging students to stand up to bullying, bringing awareness to National Bullying Prevention Month.