Bullying subject of local conference

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Posted on July 27, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 27 at 7:10 PM

Meg Farris / Eyewitness News
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Teenagers from all over the U.S. are learning about how to deal with bullying.

It's part of the National Urban League Convention's Youth Summit. Teens gathered at Tulane University to learn how to deal with many of the behavioral health challenges that they face today, especially in high-risk communities.

"For every input, there's an output. And we want a positive output," said Troy Simon, 19.

"There are so many different types of bullying. It's not just your peers. It could be family members. It could be your parents and you have to know how to deal with it," said Jaleesa Wilson, 18.

"It seems like such a small issue until you recognize how big the issue is," said Herbert Perryman, 17, about how quick unkind words can have lasting effects on the victim.

Saturday morning from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Urban League President Marc Morial will lead a power walk through the city. It begins at the Hyatt Hotel.

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