February 9 2015, Kern Golden Empire.com

Kern County students fight bullying on Facebook

A pair of Bakersfield high school students are heading to Facebook Tuesday to discuss with state leaders the importance of finding a solution to bullying.

The Kern County students are the only pupils in the state who are testing a new phone app as a way to stop bullying and they will head to the social network's headquarters to relay their findings.

Both students are safe school ambassadors who have been trained to intervene when they see bullying occur and to use a phone app to track the type of incidents.

Twenty Kern County schools have students using the app as part of the pilot program.

Two young women will head to Facebook to share what they've learned during safer internet day 2015, sponsored by connectsafely.org.

Policy makers, educators and internet safety experts will be listening for ways to guard online spaces from the threat of cyberbullying.