Say Something Week empowers children to help others and prevent tragedies. They are taught to ‘Say Something’ to a trusted adult to prevent a friend from harming themselves or others. This programing has the potential to save lives in the communities it reaches. Though it is a daunting task to ensure that no student ever has to go to school in fear, campaigns such as Say Something Week can work with schools and youth programs to maximize their safety, learning, and potential.
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By Michael Rees (Senior at Hammond High School) In 2013, almost a quarter of high school students in the U.S. reported that they had been in a physical fight in the past year (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2014). Don’t believe me? Just look at the tweets and posts of the other students who did not help, but recorded these fights instead. I see this every day; smartphones […]