Riverside Elementary fifth-grader starts anti-bullying club

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:08 AM.

To report bullying, Carson and his club placed a "Bully Box" in Riverside's media center.

"If you're shy or scared to tell somebody, you can (anonymously) put a form in the box," he said.

Club members have brainstormed other ways to combat bullies and draw attention to the issue.

In addition to preparing a skit for the school's "Morning Show" closed-circuit TV program, they plan to invite visitors to address the club.

With the assistance of his mother, Michele Caldwell, Carson designed recruiting posters for the club. Recently, he hanged some in the school hallways, and then checked the Bully Box for submissions.

When he saw the box was empty, he smiled.

"I hope we don't get any," Carson said. "I think it's beginning to get better. Kids are getting together in a group, thinking of ideas to prevent bullying.

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