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"One in Three Too Many" campaign raises awareness about bullying

Members of the campaign held "I was bullied" signs to represent how prevalent bullying is in in our community.
Members of the campaign held "I was bullied" signs to represent how prevalent bullying is in in our community. (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE (WSLS10) One in every three children are bullied. As school once again will go back in session, the community in Roanoke is saying that's one too many.

"One in Three Too Many" is a local grassroots start-up that is working to send a message to the public about bullying in schools

Saturday, dozens lined the streets of Campbell Avenue in downtown Roanoke with signs in hand. Standing for 15 minutes in groups of three, two in white shirts and one in red, they say they hope to raise awareness about just how prevalent bullying is in our community.

Members of the campaign held "I was bullied" signs to represent how prevalent bullying is in in our community.
Members of the campaign held "I was bullied" signs to represent how prevalent bullying is in in our community.

Pam Meador of Roanoke is one of the organizers.

"In this day and time there are so many more ways to bully," Meador said. "There is the internet, cell phones and our kids are just getting it left and right."

Riley Chattin hopes to send victims of bullying an uplifting message.

"We want them to know that in that loneliness of being bullied that they are not alone. We are standing with them," Chattin said.

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