Students Wear Blue to Battle Bullying

By Lorne Fultonberg

October 1, 2012 Updated Oct 1, 2012 at 6:23 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students at Chenango Valley Middle and High School joined students across the globe for a World Day of Bullying Prevention.

Around 80 percent of the middle school student body and 100 percent of the faculty wore blue in support.

"It's wonderful and the more students that are involved in this movement, in this change, the better it will be for the environment and the culture we have at Chenango Valley," said Interim Assistant Superintendent ,Mary Beth Hammond.

Monday's event builds on what has already been established at Chenango Valley Middle and High School. For the last two years, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program has been in place. Students signed an anti-bullying pledge and established rules to prevent bullying earlier this year.

"We want to have students that are good role models that can share a good message and can take that message outside of here," Hammond said. "And we can be proud to say that Chenango Valley students are a part of this Olweus Bullying Prevention Program and are carrying that message outside when they're not with us every day in school."

This year marks the fourth World Bullying Day of Prevention. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.