SIOUX FALLS, SD -
A group of people gathered in Sioux Falls on Saturday, rallying to put an end to bullying. Although the group was small, they say they’re still determined to spread their message.
The group made posters and T-shirts, as well as listened to talks from 'Say No to Bullying' founders Trish and Zach Ringold and a school resource officer. They say they're here, not to lecture, but to have an open conversation about bullying.
Trish says it's important to encourage kids to stand up to bullying and let them know what to do if they are in that situation.
"Let them know it goes back to the golden rule, treat others the way you want to be treated. And I think that's going to be the big issue. The big push here is to treat your friends nice. If you see someone being bullied, stop it," Trish said.
And Trish says when she talks to students, she emphasizes how easy it can be to stand up for yourself or for others.
“It takes two seconds out of your day to say, 'that’s not nice, you need to stop,'” Trish said.
The group plans on putting together more rallies like this one in different towns. They’re also hoping to show a screening of the movie Bully.
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