Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
To be honest is a term that has taken on strong meaning on social media websites like Facebook and users will in turn often criticize others openly but one group from LSU is hoping To Be Honest will develop into a platform for putting an end to bullying.
"I faced a lot of bullying, about my height, about my size. A lot of things I could not control," said one participate in the campaign.
Former LSU Soccer standout and Homecoming Queen Mo Isom and other LSU student athletes lend their voices to an issue that has become an ongoing trend.
"I stand for looking out for others."
It's a message that a group of LSU students including Jacquelyn Duhon hopes will catch on with middle school students in the Baton Rouge Area. Duhon and her classmates started To Be Honest as part of a national public relations competition with other colleges and along with making presentations to local schools, their campaign includes Twitter and Facebook pages and a website where students can view and share testimonials.
"Whenever they go to the website we want it to be visually appealing to them and that is where color scheme came from. We really wanted to get on their level so when they see it they can relate and say that's me and then read through it and then help them deal with it," said Duhon.
Jensen Moore teaches strategic communication at LSU and says school administrators face major challenges trying to minimize cyber-bullying and a local campaign like To Be Honest gives students a chance to address threatening behavior and make changes.
"It's the stuff they are going to go home and see on their computers or on their smart phones and in that way they carry it around with them 24 hours a day and seven days a week. They can always look at those messages and always feel the pain that they experienced when they first read it or saw it," said Moore.
The To Be Honest campaign wraps up at the end of the month but area organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Baton Rouge and BREC have gotten on board and are planning on incorporating the message into their student programs.
"We hope it goes beyond the kids we're talking to directly and that's kind of our goal to get the word out to everyone," added Duhon.
In just over two weeks, the To Be Honest campaign has received over 300 pledges to end bullying and the website has had close to one thousand hits. A trend Duhon and her group believe will grow as the word spreads.