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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. – After growing up a victim of bullying, one Colorado college student is turning her one time hardship into a call for action against a problem affecting children across the country.

"I remember being worried about every part of my body," said Miranda Mason, a communications major at the University of Colorado Denver, and the founder of the Colorado Campaign for Kindness.

After years of being tormented and teased, Mason is now an anti-bullying advocate ready to offer suggestions and hope to students going through the painful problems she once faced.

Thanks to Mason’s efforts, Colorado officials have officially declared the first week of October as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.

“If you can incorporate kindness into your everyday life than it’s the first step we can do to eliminate bullying all together," Mason added.

The group, which is still getting started, hopes to encourage bullying victims to come forward and discuss their problems openly to prevent future acts of violence or suicide.

Click here to learn more about the group: http://www.campaignforkindness.org/.