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A Bunch Of Bullies Thought It Would Be Funny To Pummel This Kid. They Aren't Laughing Now.

Alex Hopkins was the subject of the documentary "Bully" and helped spark a movement. See the awful place where he started, then see the heartwarming places he's going.

A Bunch Of Bullies Thought It Would Be Funny To Pummel This Kid. They Aren't Laughing Now.

First there was the bad. At 1:29, he says something that breaks my heart and makes me want to hug my kids a little tighter.

Now there is the good. See what's happened since. (Yes, he's a freestyle rapper now in his spare time.)


You can see the amazing progress of the Bully Project on CNN's documentary special "The Bully Effect" at 10pm ET, March 3rd & 9th. They sent this to me personally, and I really hope you'll help me get the word out, so future kids don't suffer like Alex did. Share this. I'll owe you one.

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Have you ever woken up one day and wondered if you were destined to do more in your life? Or worried you didn't take that shot at your dream?

FOX's new show "The Big Leap." is here to show you that all you need to take that second chance is the confidence to do so.

Watch as a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life try to change their lives by auditioning for a reality TV dance show, finding themselves on an emotional journey when suddenly thrust into the spotlight. And they're not letting the fact that they don't have the traditional dancer body type, age, or background hold them back.

Unfortunately, far too many people lack this kind of confidence. That's why FOX is partnering with the Movemeant Foundation, an organization whose whole mission is to teach women and girls that fitness and physical movement is essential to helping them develop self-confidence, resilience, and commitment with communities of like-minded girls.

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One little girl took pictures of her school lunches. The Internet responded — and so did the school.

If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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This article originally appeared on 03.31.15

Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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