Little Girls Can Be Bullies Too -- Just Ask Katie Couric (VIDEO)

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If you're a grown woman, then you were once a little girl, and odds are you don't need Katie Couric to tell you that little girls can be bullies -- and super scary ones at that! Most likely you have a whole Dear Diary full of mean girl experiences to back up this often overlooked fact. I know I do!

That said, until bullying is gone, there can never be too many celebrities bringing awareness to the many aspects of this topic -- so I'm happy to see Katie Couric speaking out about her sister's experience being bullied by girls. In fact, we're thrilled to be able to share the exclusive debut of Katie Couric's PSA about bullying, which she made in coordination with the upcoming and much-anticipated documentary film Bully.

Let's take a look at what Katie Couric has to say.

At a special screening of the film Bully last week, Katie Couric spoke out about her own sister's childhood experience with bullying:

I know my sister was bullied when she was younger and it was really, really upsetting to our whole family ... we still talk about what you do when a whole group of girls gangs up on you. And sometimes talking about it or going to the authorities makes it even worse.

A group of young girls may not be the terrorizing gang you think of when pondering the cruel act of bullying; however, let me tell you, bullies come in all shapes and sizes and ages and genders, and when several kids (even little girls) gang up on you at school, it can leave the bullied child in a terrifying, lonely, and helpless place. Without intervention, bullying can become intolerable and have devastating effects and outcomes.

Check out our exclusive debut of the PSA with Katie Couric:

The movie Bully was originally slated to have an R rating, much to its supporters' dismay, but thankfully they have changed it to Not Rated. Hoping this change and all the celebrity endorsements (Ellen!) for the film will get more eyes on this painful but important film. Bully opens in select theaters this Friday, March 30. Check local listings for showtimes.

Over 13 million American kids will be bullied this year. Three million will be absent from school this month because of the emotional and physical toll of bullying. We can no longer remain silent while this epidemic rips through our schools and communities. Take a stand.

Were you bullied when you were little? How did you handle it?

 

Image via Bully Project

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suziejax suziejax

O yes I was a lot in 6th grade & 7th grade the most. I hated being bullied

nonmember avatar Graciesmom

I was bullied and I realize how horrific it really can be. I appreciate all the recent awareness. But I also think we will never see the end of bullies. There are all kinds of people that make this world go round and there will always be jerks - in grade school, high school, your first job, mommy and me classes. It is inescapable. All we can do is rise above it, teach our children to do the same, and not tolerate it. But it will never end. On the bright side being bullied made me a better person in many ways - I learned to be tough as nails and I am the last person u would want to bully today. Bring it :)

bills... billsfan1104

Women are triffling.  and so are girls. They can be soooooo nasty.  Look how the women on this site fight and bicker over stupid shit. 

JAIRA... JAIRATRACI

I agree billsfan1104.

Kiki1212 Kiki1212

There is a girl in my 4yr old's pre-k class that is a bully.  It started at the begining of the year and I just kinda blew it off as childs play or my daughter being overly sensitive.  Here we are just a few months till this school year ends and It's only gotten worse.  My daughter started telling us she did not want to go to school because Nicole (the bully ) was too mean.  When I finally spoke to the teacher about our concerns, I was stunned at her response.  She told us that particular child was aggressive and treated the new students that way and that they had already spoken to her about her behaviour.  She is 4 yrs old!!!  She also said that the girl was sneaky and knew to pick on the kids when teachers weren't looking.  I never in a million years would have expected to deal with bullies this early.....middle school yes, pre-k never. 

starl... starlight1968

I moved... I was living with my mom and I just couldn't take these 2 girls I didn't even know bullying me.. I moved out and in with my dad who lived in the school district that my bff went too... BEST thing I could have ever done... this was in the 80's......

Melis... Melissa042807

Girls can be brutal. I worked in the school system for a year and we had WAY more problems with girls than with boys. 

fraoch fraoch

  Look how the women on this site fight and bicker over stupid shit.


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This all the way ^

cherylam cherylam

I was bullied in elementary, junior high & high school, and there was no one to tell. My mom was going through a divorce, unemployment & major depression. The teachers back then sided with the bullies...I got married at 16, finished high school and to this day will not attend class reunions...I can't stand the smirking faces of the bullies, all grown up & still a pack of assholes.

cherylam cherylam

I was bullied in elementary, junior high & high school, and there was no one to tell. My mom was going through a divorce, unemployment & major depression. The teachers back then sided with the bullies...I got married at 16, finished high school and to this day will not attend class reunions...I can't stand the smirking faces of the bullies, all grown up & still a pack of assholes.

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