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Anti-Bullying Speaker Visits North Side H.S.

JACKSON, Tenn. - Ninth grade students at North Side High School listened to a special guest speaker, Friday morning.

Jim Williams is a motivational speaker.

He travels around the country talking to school children about bullying.
He began speaking out about bullying 13 years ago after he was bullied and so was his son.

His approach puts the majority of the responsibility for reducing bullying on the students themselves.

"I am trying to motivate kids to not be bystanders when someone is being put down and made fun of and hurt. I want them to be a leader and my definition of a leader is being able to step outside of your comfort zone and offer an act of kindness to someone else."
said Williams.