WEST SALEM, Wis. (WEAU) -- People across the country wore orange for Unity Day to take a stand against bullying.
That includes students and staff in the West Salem School District.
Elementary School Principal John Smalley said they try to focus on what bullying is, and teach students about making good choices.
Different events are held throughout the school year teaching students to handle differences and resolve conflicts.
Plus, there’s a school wide positive behavior system.
He said physical and emotional safety are top priorities for students, and bullying prevention isn’t something that happens once a year.
“We don’t just stop and say ok we’re going to be anti-bullying today on orange day we try to carry that message throughout the whole school year,” said Smalley.
Smalley said school staff also talks with students about how to handle being bullied, and what to do if you see it happen.