PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Sunday afternoon, parents gathered to discuss the seriousness of bullying and even screened a movie on bullying prevention to help spread awareness of the problem.
The Student Advocacy Center teamed up with The Gabbie Foundation that was formed after 12 year old Gabbie Green from Surfside Middle School committed suicide after being bullied.
Their goal is to educate students and parents to the severity of bullying and steps they can take to prevent it.
The movie "Finding Kind" was shown to everyone in attendance.
The documentary film follows the kind foundation across the country as they investigate bullying in schools.
Organizers say it is just as important to educate the parents as it is the kids.
"Its important for the parents to come because a lot of the time the parents don't know how to handle their kids being bullied. They don't know what to do. If you just suspend them and have them come back, that's not solving the problem. But if we can get one person to stop from being bullied, then we've accomplished everything" said Student Advocacy Center of Bay County Founder, Gregory Dossie
The group hopes they can hold these kinds of educational meetings once a month.
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