11/07/2011 12:46 pm ET Updated Jan 07, 2012

Illinois 5th Grader Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

When a bully bothered fifth-grader Aria Novak, she decided that instead of fighting back, she would be kind.

"I was on the bus one day and this girl was bullying me,” Aria said. “She was doing a joke to me, and it wasn’t funny at all.”

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