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High School Students Reflect on Anti-Bullying Presentation

Local high school students are learning to think differently about bullying.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018 11:06 PM
Updated: Jan. 11, 2018 11:16 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Local high school students are learning to think differently about bullying. Anti-bullying speaker Paul Coughlin spent Wednesday and Thursday presenting his ideas to students, parents and staff at Grace Cascade Christian schools.

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High School Junior Caroline Mcmahon said it's a talk she won't forget.

"It was really impactful, I don't think there was one person in there who says they weren't influenced by it afterwards," Mcmahon said.

Coughlin spoke to elementary students Wednesday, focusing on courage and kindness. Thursday morning he spoke to high school students.

Cascade Christian Junior Ian Fralich said one of the day's big takeaways was standing up for others.

"You can go out and step out and be a positive impact on people and if someone is alone or struggling or doesn't look like they have as many friends, you can go out and step out of your way," Fralich said.

Another student, Nate Bull, said he like Coughlin's faith-based approach to the presentation.

“I think that if we’re proclaiming to be Christians we need to show Jesus to other people, not in just our words but in how we act towards other people," Bull said.

Mcmahon said she believes every student was affected by the talk.

"What he's doing, I think it's amazing, and it's really going to change some lives, change some relationships and change schools," Mcmahon said.

School educators said they are currently working on implementing new curriculum to keep students thinking about these ideas and strategies all year round.

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