Sunday, January 16, 2011

Madison High Students Pledge to Eliminate the Negative

Madison anti-bullying campaign
Bullying elimination campaign
Madison High School Broadcast Journalism students used the power of their language to make a five-minute video to bring home the damaging impact of bullying language.

Last week, students launched a campus-wide campaign along with their video to inform students of the growing problem of bullying and cyber-bullying. Both locally and nationally, teen-age bullying, aided with technology like cell phones, has ended with tragedy, in teen suicides and other violence.

With the public-service video as the catalyst, Madison students signed giant-sized pledge banners around campus to highlight awareness of how much negative language and bullying behavior can hurt young people.

Students received wristbands labeled End Hurtful Language as a colorful reminder as well. Their campaign kicked off this week with a ceremony with Supt. Bill Kowba along with Richard Barrera and John Lee Evans, board president and vice president.

The Broadcast Journalism students are set to present their video at the Jan. 25 Board of Education meeting. For more information, contact Bill Cunningham, CCTE teacher, at