Local group teams up with Monroe Police for bullying forum

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) Real Vision from Real Women teamed up with Monroe Police to have a forum Saturday on bullying and suicide prevention at the Benoit Recreation Center.

The group put up posters with facts about bullying, cyber-bullying, suicide prevention, and sexting.

They say it's important for kids to understand what they post online can be seen forever.

Real Vision from Real Women founder, Fredricka Walker, says bullying happens every day and something needs to change. She started the non-profit after an accident in 2016, and now she wants to help children.

"I was in a domestic violence relationship, and then I was hit by a drunk driver in 2016, and I have a degree in psychology, so I love helping kids and women," says Walker.

Kids who attended the event say they see bullying everywhere these days and it doesn't make sense.

"Yeah we see it every day, at school or out of school," high-schooler JaMiya Robinson said. "And people bully people over like what kind of shoes they wear, what kind of phone they have, different stuff like that."

Walker says this was their second event teaming up with police, and they plan to have another event March 2nd.