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Teen’z Talk about bullying

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Devin Kern, left, and Mikayle Martin perform a skit about how bullying takes place through text messaging. (Tyler Green – Daily Press)
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By TYLER GREEN
Daily Press Staff Writer

Local teens discussed the dangers of bullying during a town hall meeting held at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center Thursday evening.

Artesia Junior High School students, members of the peer leadership group Teen’z Talk, hosted the meeting as an opportunity to bring awareness about bullying and its effects on students to the community, parents and teachers alike.

The teens performed skits portraying various bullying scenarios and played videos highlighting the dangers of bullying. One video gave a description of how the results of being bullied led some teens to take their own lives.

Near the end of the meeting, students shared results of a survey of 365 students conducted at the junior high school regarding bullying. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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