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Spokane students speaking out about bullying problem

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Students are now speaking up to show that when it comes to bullying, they won't stay silent.

On Friday at North Central High School there was an anti-bullying assembly where students showed public service announcements that they made in an effort to create awareness and "un-make" a bully. 

To get ideas they drew inspiration from their own lives.  

"When I was in middle school people would make fun of me because I was in an accelerated math class and they would tell me I didn't fit in," says Brianna Walsh, a North Central junior. 

"I used to cry a lot and I was antisocial because of it," says Blaike Anderson, a North Central sophomore. 

It's a feeling that can often go unnoticed and ignored.  These kids are trying to change that.    

Tommy Williams Jr. is the co-founder of the Reactor Nation program.  "We always talked about the bully, victim and the bystander, but how do you tell a student to step up?"    

Williams says they developed the term "reactor." 

"The reactor moment is when you see bullying and you do something about it," says Gracia Alzoubeir, a senior at North Central. 

The PSA's demonstrated different ways that the students could be "reactors" and make sure that no one felt alone.    

"By speaking up and using your voice it can really change a person," says Walsh.  "Don't take drastic measures because there is gonna be light at the end of the tunnel no matter how long the tunnel is."

You can watch the PSAs that the students made by clicking the links below. 

Final 1 - https://youtu.be/Jk1F_MSHfhM

Final 2 - https://youtu.be/fKGzOCUi7NM

Juniors / Seniors -

Final 1 - https://youtu.be/adm5bwbCF1o

Final 2 - https://youtu.be/H6u8XgBdWNY

Final 3 - https://youtu.be/85efeccuOh8

Sophmore -

Final - https://youtu.be/BA2BBz9ZXFk

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