Anti bullying crusader visits DuBard School

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - An anti bullying crusader from Brookhaven spoke to a group of students at the DuBard School for Language Disorders Thursday in Hattiesburg.

Kelsey Ann Jackson is the force behind the educational program, "Mean Girls Aren't Cool." The eighteen year old recent high school graduate specifically targets young women during her presentations.

The DuBard school class was comprised of eight to thirteen years olds. Jackson said girls that age can become susceptible to peer pressure. For Jackson, working to eliminate bullying is a personal goal .

"I was a victim of bullying myself from the fourth to the eighth grade. And it's something that I'm very passionate about and you know I don't want anyone else to go through what I had to go through, and I know that they do everyday," said Jackson.

To combat bullying, Jackson teaches girls how to identify bullying tactics and strategies to prevent the problem.

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