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In my last post I talked about how Facebook is now allowing 13 to 17 year olds to have a public voice on their social platform. Now just in time nearing the end of October, which is National Bullying Prevention Month, Facebook is helping kids in a different and undeniably positive way. This past Friday, just by making a couple posts in some of her car fans groups on Facebook, an Oregon aunt was able to gather an enormous support team for her bullied nephew.

After having lunch with her nephew one afternoon, she saw that he was being bullied by one of his peers taunting him and saying that he had no friends. This woman then turned to Facebook for assistance, and come Friday afternoon an entire rally of car aficionados turned up in the Oregon high school’s parking lot, coming as far as Vancouver, Canada.

The crowd of about 100 supporters really made a world of difference to the young teenager. The boy, Halsey Parkerson, told a local news station, “I will know that whenever I get bullied, I’ll just raise my head up and say, ‘Sorry, I have too many friends to think that I’m getting bullied…This is one glorious day.'”

This event is clearly an example of how social media can in fact have a positive impact on people’s lives. If just a couple posts asking for help can make that much of a difference in one person’s life, imagine what an entire campaign can accomplish.

To read the full article on Mashable.com and watch the KATU news telecast click here.

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