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Granite Bay students launch anti-bullying campaign

Students present videos to raise awareness about bullying, promote acts of kindness
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Many Granite Bay High School students can be seen wearing the same T-shirt this week.

The front of the black shirt says, “The Ripple Effect,” and the back reads, “One good action can start a chain reaction.” The clothing is part of the marketing for the school’s anti-bullying campaign, which started Monday and goes through Friday.

The student government and advanced media classes teamed up on the campaign, intended to raise awareness about bullying and promote acts of kindness.

“Did you know that one in four people on our campus is bullied?” asks senior Allie Burger in a video announcing the campaign.

In the video, a teenage boy talks about receiving a letter calling him a “fag” and telling him he didn’t deserve happiness because he is gay. Another teenager says he was bullied for being Jewish. A fellow student said peers made fun of her acne.

Each day, the school will present a 20-minute video bulletin for that day’s theme. Monday was Day of No Hate, Tuesday is Day of Awareness, Wednesday is Day of Respect, Thursday is Day of Celebrations and Friday is Day of Resolutions. The videos can be viewed at www.granitebayhigh.org.

~ Sena Christian