Transcript for Alessia Cara Combats Bullying by Joining Disney's 'Choose Kindness' Campaign
??? you know you're beautiful just the way you are ??? That's alessia CARA's song and it is a powerful anthem that promotes acceptance? She joined Disney, ABC television's group choose kindness campaign and teamed up with author Asia mayrock to fight bullying in school and Ron is here with more. The message behind that song by alessia striking a chord with some of the students at a junior high school in New York City. Some sharing their personal stories about being picked on and about standing up to bullies. They started making fun of my eye, my hair. Nobody noticed me. It would make me feel sad and embarrassed. Reporter: Bully ago fecks nearly 13 million kids across America and each day 160,000 students stay home from school because they are afraid of being picked on. I was bullied for eight years of my life. Reporter: But Asia mayrock a 21-year-old college sophomore and author is trying to change all of that. Mayrock's journey began after "The survival guide to bullying" was picked up by scholastic and her article for "Seventeen" magazine "My bully dressed up as me for Halloween" went viral. You can change someone's life forever just by speaking up. Reporter: For these fifth graders at New York's public school 135, her message is hitting home. All: We stand up to bullying. Reporter: Especially after this special surprise from alessia CARA behind "Scars to your he beautiful." The anthem for Disney's choose kindness campaign, Disney's ABC news' parent company. I wanted to thank all of you guys at the Bel Air school for helping. How we look and how we dress, rather who we are and thank you guys for being so amazing at doing that. I'm so proud of all of you. It makes me feel better that I believe in myself if I see kik -- If I see kidding getting bullied I'll stop and tell them. We're inviting you to participate in the campaign on social media by sharing how you choose kindness by using the #choosekindness. I like that kid at the end that says he stands up to bullies. Isn't that great. That book, by the way are I got it for my daughter. She got it and handing it out to her friends. Stand up for yourself but it does get better. It always does. Thank you, Ron.
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