One in seven students are either a bully or have been a victim of bullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and one Rocklin organization is giving kids the skills they need to face the issue head on.
The free event is Friday, October 5th from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fusion Elite Performance Center in Rocklin, located at 2315 Sunset Boulevard.
Joey Febres with Fusion Elite said over 100 kids will learn how to identify bullying and then how to best defend themselves. Febres said this doesn't always mean using violence.
"What we qualify as self defense is doing what's necessary to protect yourself," Febres said. "Whether it's emotionally, physically, or spiritually. You have to be able to protect yourself in all avenues."
Febres said there's an "ABC" rule to self defense.
"That's always being aware, making sure you create boundaries and always staying calm and controlled," Febres said.
Click here to learn more about the event.