11/19/2013 6:10 PM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Education officials are
asking folks across southern West Virginia to wear blue Wednesday to raise
awareness about bullying.
It's all part of Bullying Prevention
Week, sponsored by District 1 of the Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA
1). Students, teachers and locals are asked to take part in Blue Shirt Day to
show support for bullying victims and advocates.
Officials believe Blue Shirt Day is a
great way to raise awareness about bullying. “This is a really way for those bystanders to become
upstanders,” explained Selina
Vickers, adolescent health initiative coordinator for RESA 1.
Vickers said she hopes Bullying
Prevention Week teaches students that they have a voice and can make a