WARRENTON, GA (WFXG) - An activist from the CSRA has gone from marches to ministry to spread his message of anti-bullying. A big emphasis today is on cyber-bullying.
If you have a cell phone, computer or tablet -- you have the tool that many people use to do it. Bullies send, post or share negative, mean or false content about someone else.
"So if we can raise awareness about suicide rates among teenagers now - that has went up over the years - and show them the studies and the numbers and the videos of other children that have lost their lives, that are their age or a little older, maybe we can deter them from doing the bullying," said Tabias Grissom.
Grissom is the founder of Stand Up, Speak Out. Stop Bullying Now. He's using his past trauma of being a victim of bullying to transform his life and the paths of youth in the CSRA and beyond.
His message was part of New Salem Baptist Church's youth program Sunday in Warrenton, Georgia. The service included a skit about tolerance and a prayer for the kids' positive growth.