As bullying pervades schools nationwide, kids are often left without the proper tools to combat situations or emotionally handle the aftermath. CNN reports that one New York organization is teaching children how to change that.
Sociable Kidz gives children the tools and words to face bullies at school by providing a safe environment to talk about their anxieties with other victims of bullying.
The most important goal is for the children to gain self-esteem, the facilitators said. Not only will that empower the children to stand up for themselves, it can also help them from being targeted in the first place.