Oct. 1 is World Day of Bullying Prevention. Thousands of schools across the world will be joining forces to stomp out bullying.
Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at sometime during their school years, and at least 10 percent are bullied on a regular basis.
In Shreveport, the theatre company "Sculpted Entertainment" performs the play "Bullied" which informs children about the negative effects of bullying.
One of the actors in the play, Harvard Taylor, is from Shreveport. He said his experiences getting bullied while he was a child inspired him to join the theatre company.
"I used to get picked on a lot because I was smaller than everybody," said Taylor. "They would make jokes about 'Oh your moms a teacher' and stuff like that . Try to single me out."
Taylor said the bullying forced him to become a loner when he was younger.
"I tried not to make friends because of it. I stuck to myself a lot."
Taylor said the play allows him to be a role model.
"Everything starts when you're a child and just being a positive role model to students here that's a very important thing."
Taylor said the play has been impacting thousands of children in the ArkLaTex.
"Sometimes after the show, students will come up to me and say hey that's me. You really showed me what I can do when I'm being picked on."
While Harvard Taylor performs, he emphasizes to children that they should always tell an adult if they are being bullied.