International Bullying Prevention Conference
A2. Student Led Session: No Place For Hate: How education efforts are helping to make kind cool

, Student, Mercer University

During my freshman year of high school, I was nominated to serve on a cyber-bullying panel sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League where we discussed the effects of online hatred and what we as students can do to prevent it. For one of the very first times, I was able to speak up for my peers and to give a voice to those who may not have had the courage to use their own. At that moment, I saw the power of being an ally. I continued to work with the ADL through national and local leadership opportunities, traveling to Washington D.C. as a representative and eventually to Israel as an ADL Campus Leader. The ADL taught me the power of education and why investing in students can make a difference in local and international communities.