Lee County Youth Development Center promotes Anti-Bullying

(WTVM) - A day full of dunk tanks, egg races and dizzy bat competitions helped educators at the LCYDC teach the importance of anti-bullying out of the classroom and into an everyday situation.

All week long, the Lee County Youth Development Center's Chanticleer Learning Center have been educating their student on bullying. Last Friday, they culminated their "Anti-Bullying Campaign" with a field day of event.

"Our children really engage in the face to face bullying and put downs that are so counterproductive, so we're about building self-esteem and them build the esteem of others. It's just a great opportunity to profile that," says Laura Cooper, Executive Director of the LCYDC.

The development center's resource officer, Cpl. Pamela Revels, has seen behavior improvements over the past weeks and is impressed how attentive the children are on the subject of bullying.

"When we come in they take to us and when we have these discussions they're very out to take in the information and go with our advice as far as being a victim, how can you not be a victim of bullying and why it can be dangerous. They do take it in, they listen and we're very proud of what they're doing here," explains Revels.

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