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Alye Pollack, a 13-year-old student at Bedford Middle School hears hateful words everyday in Westport schools: ugly, weird, freak, and far worse.
In Australia, one victim's response to bullying has attracted worldwide acclaim after the teen fought back. Pollack, an eighth grader, took a different approach. Her YouTube video, which has already garnered more than 2,000 views, quietly reveals the pain caused by bullying.
Holding up sheets of papers with writing, she reveals the effects bullying has had on her without saying a word.
"Think before you say some of these things. It might save...lives."
"I'm in therapy/guidance more than my classes."
"Will high school get worse????????"
The comments on the video are mostly words of support from strangers and classmates.
"In my video, you will see what I go though everyday, what the result of bullying is or may turn out to be and what is going on in the town of Westport, Connecticut," she told Patch in an email. "No, not just Westport, it is also schools all around the country."
This story was originally published on March 25 at 5:30 a.m.