FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) – The founder of a Fort Worth anti-violence group has invited parents and community leaders to an event aimed at alleviating bullying in city schools.

Mark Carter, head of Stop The Violence, Walk Of Praise, is gathering residents to combat what he calls a growing problem at 7 p.m. Monday at the Mount Olive Baptist Church on Evans Ave.

“The violence is rising in our schools, and it moves from our schools to our community, from our communities to the rec centers and also to the church,” Carter said.

Carter described the issue as one that begins at home. He said he would ask attendees to put more time and effort into spending time with their children and students.

“Everything starts at home,” he said. “If the discipline’s not at home, if structure’s not at home, guess what happens? They leave home and they take it to school.”

Carter hopes the group can come up with a strategy that will lead to a solution in nixing bullying among children.

“Kids are getting talked about, getting called names,” he said. “We’re trying to figure out why the kid is killing their self behind name-calling.”