LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Hundreds of Jefferson County Public Schools students took the pledge Monday to #BeKind as part of national bully prevention month.

Carter Traditional Elementary hosted the day in an effort to help develop students’ character.

Parents visited classrooms to give lessons in preventing bullying and to help students take that pledge.

Each student also got a t-shirt to remind them about the importance of being kind.

“The kids are really excited about this day. They can not only wear this shirt this day, but it’s just a symbol of who we are at Carter Traditional Elementary School. We want our kids to develop kindness as part of their character. It’s going to serve them well into their future as they start working on their careers,” professional school counselor Eric Wright said.

The school also started a Buddy Bench project, to help students who may be feeling lonely to find friends to play with.

For more information on the JCPS Anti-bullying hotline, click here.