Teenage author encourages children to stand up against bullies

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Aija Mayrock. UN Photo/Andita Listyarini

"Saying something" is the first step to fight child bullying, says author and activist Aija Mayrock, who recently spoke at the UN.

The 21-year-old was motivated by her own experience as a victim of this aggressive and coercive behavior in school to write a book entitled "The Survival Guide to Bullying".

Ms Mayrock said that she decided to stand up for herself because no one at school, including the teachers, defended her.

She hopes that the UN can work together with schools to train teachers to "recognize and end" bullying.

Andita Listyarini has been speaking to Ms Mayrock about her work.

Duration: 3'12"

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