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Mayor joins anti-bullying panel

Mayor joins anti-bullying panel

davis: All across the country...new initiatives to put a stop to bullying are taking shape. >>rob vaughn: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is at the forefront of a local campaign... between schools and government. WFMZ's Jamie Stover has the story. >>reporter: It happens..every day. Everywhere...>>PODIUM pawlowski "Bullying isn't just something that happens in our schools. It also occurs within our communities, at work." >>zoey isa "Bullying is a very serious thing, especially cyber-bullying" >>how many of you see bullying on social media >>reporter: And it can happen...to anyone. >> "i was picked on for having autism.">> podium pawlowski "i was bullied when i was in high school. You can be bullied and become mayor." >>reporter: It can also be done by anyone. >>podium "i have been bullied. i have also been the bully.">>MICHAEL aruanno/teacher "a lot of times students are bullying and they don't even realize it,">>REPORTER: Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski calls bullying an epidemic. An issue that requires the attention of leaders, teachers...and students alike. As part of Mayors Against Bullying and the national movement known as "The Bully Project"...Pawlowski along with Allentown City Councilwoman Cynthia Mota hosted this panel on bullying. One hundred students from five different city schools joined in on the talk to raise awareness. Student representatives shared their experiences..>>ZOEY isa "When i see bullying, it hurts my heart and i just want to help." >>reporter: And their schools' initiatives to end it... Some of those ideas included online forums for bullying victims... and surveys to get to the root of what causes teasing.. But one school took a different approach. >>pawlowski "One of the great ideas that came out was random of acts kindness at Raub Middle School." >>reporter: Pawlowski says sharing those ideas is just the beginning. >>pawlowski "There's a lot of things we have to work on, a lot of good things we heard today. and we are going to continue to put some of those into action,">>REPORTER: Jamie Stover 69 News. >>> rob vaughn:


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