GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- District 51 started their Kindness is Contagious week today, but officials say the effort against bullying continues outside of the five day span.
All across the district, you'll see posters up on school walls for kindness is contagious week.
The district says they want kindness to become a lifestyle for students, and it’s the best way to cut down on bullying.
"Nobody disagrees with being kind, no one says kindness is bad, but the question really is, what stops us from being kind?" said KIC Week Adviser, Julie Blevens.
"It’s not just about finding the bully and punishing them for what they did wrong, its about making the school say as a whole, this is unacceptable," said D51 Mental Health Coordinator Jonathan Burke.
A big way the students are reporting these situations is through Safe-2-Tell, the anonymous reporting line that was set up after the Columbine High School shooting.