STOP BULLYING: ISU Athletes Help Spread Message

Some Woodward-Granger students spent a gripping Thursday morning learning the direct impact of what bullying can lead to.

Seven ISU Student athletes including basketball star Georges Niang, came to share with students grades four through nine how to stop bullying. Featured speaker was Kirk Smalley of Perkins, Oklahoma who lost his son Ty to suicide after he was reprimanded for standing up to a bully.

The bully had bothered Ty for two years before he stood up to him. Since the teacher only saw Ty’s reaction he was given a three day suspension and sent home. While at home he took his own life with a gun on his parent’s bedroom floor.

Kirk and his wife have founded Stand with the Silent, which has launched a movement across this country extending to Europe and to Australia.  Kirk has spoken to over 800 school assemblies to try to tell kids it is in their power to stop bullies.

4 comments

  • hyacinth

    Liston is like most big bullies, if you can stay away and make him miss for a few rounds he’ll get frustrated. Once you strip away that feeling of invincibility, he can be had.Bullying is never about you. You have the right to explore who you are.People who say they don’t care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don’t care what people think. Stop Bullying. No one deserves to feel worthless check your safety at http://bit.ly/1nctEuL.

  • hyacinth

    .If someone dressed like one of us and he was not one of us, most likely he would be a target. Either he would have to join our gang or get himself hurt.True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time. Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The sad summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.If you let a bully intimidate you, he’s going to do it again. You’ve got to stand up to these strong-arm tactics.Check your child’s protection at http://bit.ly/1nctEuL.

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