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How to teach children to speak out against bullying

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From kindergarten to 12th grade, I went to the same public school in the small village of Florien.

I graduated with a small class of 40 — the second largest class that had moved on from that building. We saw each other every day and we knew all of our classmates names, as well as most of their siblings. That’s what happens when you grow up in a small town.

In those 39 other students, there weren’t strong lines that defined the popular kids, the cheerleaders, the geeks and whatever other labeled groups that larger schools tend to have.

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