Family Speaks of Loss on Bullying Awareness Day
Published October 11th, 2012
LAKE CITY - October marks National Anti-bullying Awareness Month. In an effort to teach kids about the implications of bullying, events were held around North Central Florida on Wednesday.
In Lake City, several hundred people attended a rally for Davion Smith, 13, who took his own life in August after he was bullied by classmates.
Davion's mother spoke to the crowd in order to show kids the pain that bullying inflicts on others. His grandmother says bullying is something that most parents shy away from talking about with their kids.
But many experts say the problems of bullying have only been amplified lately, as more kids turn to social media to bully others. They remind parents to keep an open dialogue with their kids, and not to be afraid to ask if bullying is a problem at their school.
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