Bullying is a severe problem plaguing our schools. In an effort to bring awareness to schools around the nation, the American Bar Association is sponsoring a nationwide campaign to raise awareness in middle schools on the issue of bullying, and Kentucky attorneys are supporting the cause.

The Bullyproof program aims to inform Kentucky middle school students about bullying issues and empower them to make a difference.  Although today's students may know that bullying happens, they need to understand just how serious the problem has become.  That's where Bullyproof comes in and helps students to not only understand the problem but also know how to send the message to their peers that it must end.

Through Bullyproof, an attorney visits a middle school classroom and engages students in a fun and informative discussion.  The students will view a short video featuring many of their favorite celebrities, and play a “Family Feud” style game.  The attorney presenter will also empower the students with realistic and easy ways to end bullying around them.

The Bullyproof program and materials were developed by the American Bar Association.  In Kentucky, the program is organized annually by the Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association, and information about how to request a presenter or volunteer as an attorney is available here.  The Kentucky Bar Foundation has proudly funded materials for the program.

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