SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WPMI) Bullying seems to have become a nationwide epidemic overnight.
Some kids are forced to fight bullying at school on the playground, on the bus even on the internet.
Four Baldwin County schools let their creativity shine by participating in and winning a "Stop The Bullying" music video competition. More than 70 videos were submitted for the contest.
The winning videos are from Daphne Middle, Fairhope High, Spanish Fort High and Summerdale School.
It's part of a national program started by Nashville recording artist Matt Kennon.
Their hard work will pay off next Thursday and Friday when Kennon performs free concerts in Baldwin County. One of the concerts will be open to the public on March 14 at 7 p.m. inside the Baldwin County Coliseum in Robertsdale.
All of the videos are set to Kennon's song "You Had To Pick On Me."
Spanish Fort High's video tells the story of students picked on and ignored.
"We wanted to take bullying and make it more like how it really is in our school. Bullying in high school isn't as physical as it was when we were younger. It's more psychological. So we wanted to do it like if someone is left out of a group it really hurt them or how if someone is talked about behind their back that hurts," said Spanish Fort senior and video creator Christina Irion.
"I think that's the great thing about this. Not only is it going to raise awareness it's also going to tell people that even smiling at someone is a sign of encouragement," said Spanish Fort senior and video creator Katie Clark.
In Summerdale School's video, a kid is picked on as he's getting off the school bus and beat up in a courtyard.
Students at Daphne Middle and Fairhope High tell darker stories of how bullying can lead to severe depression and suicide.
To view the videos click on the links below.
STOP THE BULLYING MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS
SPANISH FORT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qJlgIJe7y0