DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Students appearing on stage at Gov. Terry Branstad's second anti-bullying summit say that kids can make a difference in preventing harassment.
The day-long event in Des Moines Monday concluded with a panel of high school students from Iowa and around the country. They spoke to the crowd of 1,100 students, parents and educators about their experiences, both with being bullied and trying to halt bullying.
Christina Wagner, a student at Edina High School in Edina, Minn., told the crowd that students must speak up and try to stop bullying.
The conference's theme was "Mission Possible: Stepping Up the Response."
The governor's push for anti-bullying legislation meant to help school districts combat harassment on social media sites failed during the last legislative session. Branstad says he will try again next year.