NEOSHO, MO.--- "I was bullied a lot as a kid, so I don't want anyone else to go through that," states Jacey Jenkins.
Jacey Jenkins is a sophomore at Neosho High School, but at a previous school, she says kids would call her names, and even throw books at her. And she always wondered why.
"You don't know what that person is already going through, besides the torment you are putting them through," states Jenkins.
Jenkins is part of a student group called SAVE, or Students Against Violence Everyday, which organized anti bullying week. Each day, students and faculty wore different colors or shirts to raise awareness about the problem.
"I've seen some students just blow it off like it's not a big deal and I think that we need to direct it more. Let them know that it is a big deal and we need to take precautions for it," states Julianna Harris, S.A.V.E Member, 8th Grader.
School counselors also got the word out that if you are being bullied, they are there to help.
"The student has the whole faculty and the rules of the high school behind them," states Joanne Slama, states Neosho High School Counselor.
Jenkins hopes to help other students realize how dangerous their words can be.
"The worst thing would be that the person is killing themselves, because people don't know how much their words can hurt somebody," states Jenkins.
The group is planning another anti bullying week for the first week of February. School administrators say bullying doesn't just happen in schools, and they are seeing more instances of it happening on line, or through text messages.