Bullying prevention in middle school and beyond

<p>Hi, I have posted this in a few different forums because im not really sure where it should go, but any advince would be greatly appreciated! I am currently a sophomore living in Missouri. Though I'm really happy now, back in middle school I was bullied a lot, and if not for my dad's job change and us having to move, I would have begged to switch schools. I think it's really important for all middle school teachers to be well informed about how to recognize and deal with bullying. In fact, I think it should be required for a middle school teacher, or any teacher for that matter, in my district to take a course on how to prevent, recognize, and deal with bullying. My problem is I have no idea how to make any progress with this dream. I feel like no body will take me seriously because I'm so young. I really want my voice to be heard and in effect, improve children's school experiences and even their entire lives. *Do you guys have any idea on how I can get started with this?</p>

<p>Have people sign a petition at your school and see what happens. Probably put up bullying prevention posters and talk about how bullying affects children psychologically and emotionally and how important it is for bullying to be eradicated in our schools. If your school has an assembly, probably volunteer to speak at your assembly to make your idea known. Just do various things, get out there and take action...</p>

<p>thanks for your advice!</p>