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Boys & Girls Clubs battle bullying

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Twenty-five percent of American kids report being bullied at school, and 42% say they've been bullied online. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany are trying to prevent that problem.

Tuesday night at the Jane Willson Club in south Albany, a certified bullying prevention trainer taught club staffers and parents how to address bullying effectively.

Officials say it's a good first step. Southwest Georgia Boys & Girls Clubs Executive Director Lee Wagner said, "It takes a group effort. There's not a curriculum or a magic bullet that's going to help an organization or a community deal with bullying. It's a long term process."

Boys and Girls Club leaders say kids need to know adults in their lives care when they're mistreated by peers and will there to listen and protect them from bullies.