Bikers Against Bullies use humor and singing to talk about bullying

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Most people know bullying is bad, but Bikers Against Bullies USA believe it's an idea that still needs to be reinforced even on Tuesday.

Our reporter Katrina Lim shows us what they had to say to students at Belle Fourche High School.

During an assembly at Belle Fourche High School, Bikers Against Bullies used humor, songs, and skits to talk about a difficult subject: bullying.

Belle Fourche High School junior Akeilah Anderson says, "Honestly I hate assemblies. They are the most boring thing on Earth, but this was lit. This was the greatest assembly ever."

They asked the students what respect means to them and demonstrated how to deal with bullies.

Akeilah Anderson says, "I either walk away or if they're bullying someone else, I do exactly like Flash! said to do and I just pull the other person out of the situation."

The group's founder says they strive to inspire and motivate kids into bettering their lives by making good choices.

Bikers Against Bullies U.S.A. founder Flash! says, "If you're confident in who you are, you're not going to accept being bullied. But if you're confident in who you are, you don't need to be the person who's being the bully anyway. Bullies tend to not feel good about themselves. That's why they tear others down."

Country singer Jared Blake also spoke at the assembly.

He says when giving advice, people tend to create a negative environment of "don't do this, don't do that, don't be a bully."

Recording artist from Season One The Voice Jared Blake says, "And so instead of focusing on what the kids shouldn't do, our focus is on who are you looking to be? What is it that you want out of life? Who has that? How did they get it? How do you get it? T o empower the child into realizing their future is in their hands and their choices they make are what's going to get them there."

Bikers Against Bullies USA has been raising awareness about the terrible effects of bullying since 2011.

Jared Blake says, "I think the biggest hope that I have that the kids took away from the assembly is that it's all about being real with yourself."

Bikers Against Bullies will host another assembly tomorrow morning at Belle Fourche Middle School.

Jared Blake is a part of Live to Be, and they're able to travel to all these schools thanks to their sponsors.

Visit their education partner Treatment-Centers.net for questions and information about drugs, alcohol, effects and treatment resources at http://treatment-centers.net.

You can also call 844-812-HOPE to speak with a counselor now.

To learn more about BAB USA and LIVE TO BE click the link below.

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