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Project CHAT Aims to Stop Bullying

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Project CHAT is a group that goes into schools and talks to students about building healthy relationships.

Now, it is starting to focus on bullying.

The goal is to get the students to start talking and involve their parents if they have a problem with being bullied.

Project CHAT was at East Fairmont High School on Tuesday, to talk about problems the students face, and how their parents can help.

Project CHAT also focuses on an aspect of bullying that parents might forget about.

"Some of the things they might not be aware of, different social media that have come out lately. Parents might not be aware of Snap Chat, the kids can actually send text messages through Snap Chat, a lot of parents aren't aware of that," said Brendan Gallagher with Project CHAT.  "The parent might be supervising what's going on in their phone, but they don't know that their kid is doing something through a different social media site, that they didn't know was possible," Gallagher said.

Project CHAT travels to different schools in North Central West Virginia and attends conferences across the country.

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