SPOKANE-- A Spokane community leader is standing up against bullying, and is working to remind kids how crucial it is to be kind.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich plans to share a message during a public talk about bullying Thursday at Hillyard's Northeast Youth Center.
“The way we treat each other that determines who we are. I truly believe that. The way you treat people speaks volumes about who you are as a person," said Knezovich.
The Sheriff said he wants to help kids identify, and prevent bullying.
KREM 2 News spoke to some children who said they know how important the Sheriff’s message is. They said bullying is something most have experienced at some point.
Sheriff Knezovich said he doesn't like what he's seeing with adults either. “You see it at work, you see it in society. So, yeah, sadly on a daily basis."
The Sheriff believes if more mentors stand up to remind kids about the impacts of bullying it will launch a refreshing wave of change.
KREM 2 supports Rachel's Challenge, a pro-kindness program in several Inland Northwest schools.
October is bullying prevention and awareness month.