October is Bullying Awareness Month

Some students had a visit from some actual bulls

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VICTORIA, Texas – October is Bullying Awareness Month and students apart of Hopkins Elementary School were treated with a visit from some actual bulls.

They belong to Dennis Davis, owner of Dennis Davis Bucking Bulls.  Davis is a former bull rider turned bull trainer.  The children were picked up by staff in order to get a peek inside the trailer containing the bulls.  Davis is known as the only African American bull trainer and is set to be featured in a book to be released next month.

“One of the administrators is a close relative of mine and she asked me to come and bring some bucking bulls to the kids and what we’re actually doing is showing the kids to leave the bullying to the bulls,” said Dennis Davis, owner of Dennis Davis Bucking Bulls.

“In movies I see bulls with little earrings but in real life they don’t have things like that,” said Marie, a Hopkins Elementary School student.

Bullying is defined as unwanted aggressive behavior, observed or perceived power imbalance repetition or high likelihood of repetition of bullying behaviors.  Bullying affects all youth and may continue into adulthood.

Studies show that adults can help prevent bullying by talking to children about bullying and encouraging them to do what they love, model kindness and respect and to seek help.