ANCHORAGE (KTUU) Students at Grace Christian School are standing up to make a difference. It doesn't matter how old you are, students at GCS made a promise to stand up to bullies. It's called the Bold Promise, a pledge they were happy to sign.
"You want to show the bully that you are bold and even if they aren't being bold, you want to prove to them that everybody can be bold," said 5th-grader Abigail McKay.
Each year the school adopts a different theme. Principal Sami Graham said the Bold Promise allows her students to share the same voice, no matter where they are.
"Bystanding is not rare and the person that is being bullied, that can have a lifelong effect, so that's why we want to make sure that it doesn't happen," she said.
"I myself was very shy to talk to bullies and say hey that's not nice, but that's probably something I need to work on and something everyone needs to work on," said 4th-grader Kyree Duffy.
Graham knows they can't catch every tease or name-calling in the act, but at least it's a start.