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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — An area middle school is taking a stand against bullies.

Noble Middle School will participate in its 11th annual Noble Against Bullying Week October 23 – 27.

Also called NAB Week, it includes lessons and activities to raise awareness about standing up to bullies and empowering students to spread more kindness and compassion in the world.

School counselors said they try to build NAB Week around Unity Day, which New Hanover County Schools will celebrate Wednesday, October 25.

“We want them to know about the skills necessary to empower themselves and to stand up to bullies, to unite together, and really become a stronger group as a whole,” Noble Middle School Counselor Megan Demolina said.

The school counselors added that over the past few years they’ve seen a rise in cyber bullying, so topics relating to social media are being incorporated into NAB Week lesson plans.

“Just because you may not be able to see the person physically, does not mean that you know, you’re still not harming them or hurting them with their words or actions,” Noble Middle School Counselor Paige Turner said.

NAB Week is geared towards teaching students. After NAB Week, the Noble Middle School Parent Teacher Association will be hosting a Tech Talk on November 2 for parents to discuss social media awareness.

For more information on Noble Middle School and NAB Week, click here.

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