Former Victim Of Bullying Offers Hope For Others

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

A one-time Topeka middle school student is offering some advice to those who have been bullied at school.

Wes Gately, now 18 and a student at Washburn University, tells the Topeka Capital-Journal that while schools have taken steps to make the hallways safer, students still have to find safe havens.

That includes reaching out to their parents and other adults, as well as friends, to get through being bullied.

A federal website says 28 percent of students in sixth through 12th grade are bullied each year.

Kansas has passed laws requiring school districts to crack down on bullying and implement response plans. Gately says schools are trying but more needs to be done and says victims must learn not to give in to bullies or respond to their actions.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 227587941 -