BOSTON (WWLP) — Governor Deval Patrick has proclaimed the month of October to be â€śBullying Prevention Monthâ€ť in Massachusetts.
Before Patrick declared the proclamation, members of his Youth Council greeted him with a rousing chant as a sign of their support. About 100 students from across the state gathered at the State House for a daylong schedule of activities that included a viewing of the documentary â€śBully,â€ť and a talk on their own personal experiences with bullying. For James Villalobos of Springfield, the day was a chance to share advice with fellow students.
â€śIf youâ€™re being bullied, the effects of that are going to follow you for the rest of your life and thatâ€™s why at the very least we can help them emotionally and mentally get through that,â€ť Villalobos said. â€śAnd this biggest thing I can reiterate is finding a trustworthy adult, go to them for anything and everything, especially for something as serious as bullying.â€ť
The Governorâ€™s Youth Council also celebrated the launch of a public service announcement campaign against bullying.
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