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Superstars host a Be a STAR rally in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hundreds of Fairview Middle School students joined Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and Alicia Fox at a Be a STAR anti-bullying rally Tuesday before SmackDown. The WWE Superstars were celebrating Anti-Bullying Month, which runs through October! (PHOTOS)

The Superstars shared their personal stories about bullying and encouraged everyone to Be a STAR by standing up to bullies and telling a parent, teacher or guardian when they're having issues with bullies.

One out of every four children is bullied, and a child is bullied every seven minutes, whether it’s cyber, physical or verbal. Through WWE’s campaign, children around the globe are encouraged to “Be a STAR: Show Tolerance And Respect.”

For a year and a half, WWE Superstars and Divas have visited more than 40 schools to spread the Be a STAR message, affecting 20,000-plus children! This is in addition to the 20,000 people who have taken the Be a STAR pledge online at beastaralliance.org.

Be a STAR is made up of more than 50 alliance partners including Scholastic Inc., YMCA of America, Girl Scouts of America, GLAAD, RAINN and STOMP Out Bullying. For more information, visit beastaralliance.org, the Be a STAR Facebook page and on Twitter @beastaralliance. Also, log on to beastaralliance.org to take the official Be a STAR pledge and to download a free Be a STAR teacher’s aide and Be a STAR toolkit to start your own local chapter.

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