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TUSD hosts event to bring awareness to bullying prevention

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 20:21:54-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Going back to school can be an exciting time for some, but for others not so much, especially for kids who are bullied.

Tucson Unified School District hosted the fourth annual event Saturday to teach families how to prevent bullying, IMPACT Tucson.

Our KGUN9 team went out to see what some had to say about the event.

Family and Communication Outreach with TUSD Alma Iniguez says "What we want to do really, is empower those parents so they can have skills and take that information home and really work with their kids and get them ready for school so that when these situations do occur, that they're ready."

The event is geared toward learning more about bullying prevention strategies, and bringing more awareness to the parents.

One prevention strategy is to check their children's phones, and social media accounts.

Priscilla Teran with TUSD says "Back in the day someone could get bullied face-to-face, but now it's the internet. The kids, every kid, has a cell phone and the parents don't know about it."

The kids who attended were able to get free haircuts, food, and backpacks.

The workshop also taught the kids how to support one another.

"The idea of the whole workshop and this whole day is that we're all in this together. We have to be nice to each other. Its doesn't cost you a lot to be nice." says Priscilla Teran.