Teens take on bullying

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BRUCE, Wis (WEAU)--October is Bullying Awareness and Prevention month.
But Bruce Public Schools not only wants to teaching student how to stop bullying but inside these doors they want students to treat each other with respect and kindness.

“Instead of just punishing the bad behavior, although sometimes you still have to, we are trying to teach how they should act too,” said Principal Bruce Villard

Bruce Middle school brought in SOS for an assembly.
The SOS youth support group is made up of high school students from across Western Wisconsin and Minnesota.

“I've been bullied myself and I've also been on the flip side and hurt somebody my message is you don't need to be silent you're not alone," said SOS Youth Player Logan Erickson.

The group acts out scenarios touching on many teen issues.

12 year old Brooke Stricklen says watching she realized how common bullying is.

"A lot of kids in my schools just want to be cool and make people laugh so they hurt people," said Brooke.

And after this Brooke says she hopes people will stand up to bullies in their school and that the bullies will realize that words can hurt.

“They need to think about what they are doing,” said Brooke.