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P-E-M student group presents anti-bullying program


PLAINVIEW, Minn. (KTTC) -- Students at an area high school gathered together Wednesday to say they don't want bullying at their school.

Students at Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School performed their hearts Wednesday. It's presentation was put on by the group PRISM, which takes a stand against bullying and for inclusion and diversity.

The group performed Wednesday during the school's Anti-Bullying Week.

Each of the performers have experienced some sort of bullying in their lives, and wanted to have a voice in helping to stop bullying at their school.

The show aimed to change the minds of bullies, and for bystanders to stand up to prevent future bullying.

"Even that just kidding type of teasing can be considered by the recipient a form of bullying. So I think that they think twice about it when we have these kind of performances, that remind them that's your friend and you said just kidding but maybe it's not kidding to them," said Deb Algadi, PRISM student advisor.

During the performance, students asked, "How big is your brave?" challenging students to stand up against bullying, to be proactive and do the right thing.

Many students made a pledge not to bully others, and to stand up for those victims of bullying.

This is the second year the group has performed, and students say, they've seen a significant reduction in instances of bullying after last year's performance.

The P-E-M PRISM group was also one of this year's KTTC "10 Who Make A Difference" award recipients, which was presented in June during Rochesterfest.

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