Lucy Hale Joins Abercrombie & Fitch To End Bullying!
The Pretty Little Liars star appears in the video, which highlights teens with innovative ideas about anti-bullying campaigns that could really help kids and teens across the country.
Lucy Hale grew up in Tennessee. She was bullied in middle school because she wasn't quite like her peers.
"I was always a little different and I think that when you're young and as a kid, it's cooler to fit the mold," she explains in the video. "I always was a little left of center, so purely for that fact, I didn't have a lot of friends and I was kind of excluded."
It was a painful experience for Lucy. She felt confused, alone and hurt, and questioned her self worth.
Kids and teens rarely would consider themselves bullies, but very few people have never said a mean word about anyone. Bullying can be physical, emotional or verbal, and can happen face-to-face, online, or just by spreading rumors.
So many different things constitute bullying. A child is bullied in school every 7 minutes, and despite bullying prevention education, bullying levels are actually rising. But we can make a change by understanding that our actions have an impact, and by stepping in when bullying takes place!
Check out Lucy's anti-bullying video below and let us know what you think in the anti-bullying community at Sweety High!
For even more on the fight against bullying and National Bullying Prevention Month, check out our coverage of Blue Shirt Day 2014, Raini Rodriguez's bullying blog and Disney's Choose Kindness campaign!