Campaign Aims to End Bullying in Schools

By: Carrie Jones Email
By: Carrie Jones Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Creating a bully-free West Virginia, that's the aim of a new awareness campaign in the state.

Fairness WV and ACLU-WV have launched WV Bull Free, a statewide anti-bullying campaign, with hopes of beefing up anti-bullying laws and policies in the state.

The campaign focuses on protecting those that are most at risk, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered students.

"Because no current laws expressly protect students on the basis of sexual orientation, we plan to push for comprehensive anti-bullying awareness with a video project that will expose the anti-LGBT bullying epidemic here in West Virginia," said Bradley Milam, Fairness WV.

The groups have set up a web site were people can add their voice to the conversation about bullying, from the victims and their peers and friends, to parents and school administrators.

Click on the link below to learn more about WV Bully Free.

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