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STOP BULLYING: ISU Athletes Help Spread Message

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Some Woodward-Granger students spent a gripping Thursday morning learning the direct impact of what bullying can lead to.

Seven ISU Student athletes including basketball star Georges Niang, came to share with students grades four through nine how to stop bullying. Featured speaker was Kirk Smalley of Perkins, Oklahoma who lost his son Ty to suicide after he was reprimanded for standing up to a bully.

The bully had bothered Ty for two years before he stood up to him. Since the teacher only saw Ty’s reaction he was given a three day suspension and sent home. While at home he took his own life with a gun on his parent’s bedroom floor.

Kirk and his wife have founded Stand with the Silent, which has launched a movement across this country extending to Europe and to Australia.  Kirk has spoken to over 800 school assemblies to try to…

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Sometimes the hardest topics to talk about are the most important. So let’s talk.

We live in a cruel world. Not because of an unstable economy, or global warming, but because of what’s happening under our very noses. Bullying is a sad reality for so many people in this world. It was a reality for me for many years, and contrary to popular belief, bullying doesn’t always end after high school.

Whoever came up with the ridiculous “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is the biggest idiot around. Sticks and stones might break your bones, but those wounds will heal. The wounds caused by words… those will never heal. A person who has fallen victim to the cruelty of emotional bullying will never forget the words uttered by their bully. I’m 22 years old and I can still remember every cruel word and…

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