Bullying continues to be a fearful problem that has taken over the lives of many young people across the state. Cathleen Plager is the Executive Director of Serve Nebraska and says in an effort to combat bullying they are again sponsoring a statewide Stand for the Silent event on April 26th.
On that day, more than 50,000 youth in communities across the state will stand together to bring awareness to the issue. Those attending organized events will receive a pledge card and glow stick. The glow sticks represent a candle light vigil. Those attending will take the Stand for the Silent pledge followed by seven seconds of silence which represents every seven seconds someone is bullied, to commemorate those who have been victims.
Bullying has been a continuous and fearful problem that has taken over many youth’s lives. It has caused self harm and suicide.
Plager says organizations, schools and groups that want to take part can get glow sticks and pledge cards by logging on to “serve.nebraska.gov. The glow sticks will represent a candle light vigil and will serve as a reminder they took an oath not to tolerate bullying.